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b-rab2
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Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots

My dad taught me at a young age how to tie knots.. I have since then forgotten most of them. Which knots should I know??


wickowick
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
The rabbit goes out the hole, around the tree and back down the hole...


AUCE05
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There's an app for that


ZacAttack
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
Balloon knot


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taurusjwf
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
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There's an app for that


Sad in a way... (we have apps to learn how to tie knots)

But the app Knot Wars does work
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Chris4x4gill2
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
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Knot Wars


KnotsGuide is another good one.


b-rab2
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Ill check both out


jimjackandjose
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KNot Wars is awesome... videos and descriptions plus knot strength


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CoastieGM
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
There are lots of knots, but these are the ones I use most

Round turn, two half hitches
Bowline
Square
and one other knot I don't know the name of


DonChowder
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wickowick
You're a bowline tying SOB.


faxis
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
Bowline is the most useful knot that I use other than cleat knots. Hitches probably next. And square knots.

And yeah, there's an app for that.

Speaking of cleat knots... Am I the only one that notices how many people don't understand how to do that? When I'm putting my boat up I don't even bother worrying about it anymore because I've just gotten used to having to go behind everyone other than just a handful of people and retie the cleats. It's like locking it down correctly is either something people don't know about or just can't figure out how to do right or something.


Chris4x4gill2
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I agree on the cleats. with few exceptions I have to redo all of them if we dock somewhere.


Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
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There are lots of knots, but these are the ones I use most


square
surgeons
blood
uni
double uni
simple cinch
palomar
noose
prusik
bowline
snell
windsor


Gaston
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The best knot app is Grog Knots. Snell, rapala...


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Bleeding purple
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It's like locking it down correctly


lots of ways to skin a cat so demonstrate your preferred method please.


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Nodust
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
You tube has tons.

Bowline
figure 8 on a bite is one I use plenty
square
Munter hitch comes in handy also


Bleeding purple
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
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Munter hitch comes in handy also



The super Munter looks really handy. I think I will have to add this one to my normal use.


I also us a combo of knots that I have always heard called a Chinese come a long. I don't know if there is a more proper name.


ZacAttack
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Animated knots is a very good website. Tons of knots, step by step tutorials.


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faxis
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re: Learning (and retaining) how to tie proper knots
LINK /

Yep there are other ways you can do it, but that one right there works every time, uses the least line, and does not slip. And it's very simple. But you have to get that lock down on the last loop so the rope goes under itself and lines up with the crossed rope parallel. It's just a matter of flipping the rope over but I've seen people sit there and try to figure out how to do that like it's some kind of magical piece of seamanship beyond the ken of mere mortals more times than I can count. And that's just the ones that know they're supposed to do it. Most don't.
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Bleeding purple
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fixed. I use the same one.
This post was edited on 6/20 at 1:57 pm


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