How to Tie Knots


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Old 05-10-22, 09:59 PM
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How to Tie Knots

In my quest of learning how to tie knots, I ran into several websites that shows how to tie lots of knots but none:

Shows the strength of a knot.
When to use a particular knot.

If you know of a website that shows the above, please share.

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05-11-22, 04:52 AM
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I find marine books as they often tell you what knots are best for each application. Consider; Chapman Piloting and Seamanship and The Annapolis Book of Seamanship. Or, just search online. You can also search online for "rope knot strength".



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I keep a short length of line on my desk at work. Whenever I'm bored I like to practice knots to stay in practice. For some reason as I've gotten older the bowline has become difficult for me.
 
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I find marine books as they often tell you what knots are best for each application. Consider; Chapman Piloting and Seamanship and The Annapolis Book of Seamanship. Or, just search online. You can also search online for "rope knot strength".



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I keep a short length of line on my desk at work. Whenever I'm bored I like to practice knots to stay in practice. For some reason as I've gotten older the bowline has become difficult for me.
 
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When I was in Navy boot camp we learned a knot a day. Something that has served me well for 65 years. I can still tie a bowline one handed.

 
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Which knot should I use:

When I would like to attach two rope ends together.

When I would like to attach one rope end to a pole.
 
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When I would like to attach two rope ends together.
for ropes of about the same size: square knot, double fishermen's bend (good for monofilament fishing line)
for ropes of very different size: sheet bend or double sheet bend

When I would like to attach one rope end to a pole.
I'm not sure what the end of a pole is so here are knots to tie to a pole.

bowline (forms a loop that won't slip closed)
double half hitch (forms a loop that will slip/cinch closed (slip knot))
clove hitch (fast and easy to tie and untie but can work itself loose)
fishermen's bend (won't loosen and is very strong but can be difficult to untie)
 
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