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June 2012

Mastering marlinespike

Slipped bowline

The slipped bowline is useful when the load on the loop is constant and you need a quick release.

Slipped bowline

A. Tie a bowline.

B. & C. Make the last tuck of the knot with the end doubled in a bight.

D. Shape the knot and pull tight in order to prevent slipping. The knot can be quickly released by pulling the bitter end.

Original materials used with thanks to Irene Rodriguez and John Bennett

  

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Mastering Marlinespike

Bowline

Cleat hitch

Round turn with two half hitches

Clove hitch

Sheet bend

Figure eight

Anchor bend

Rolling hitch

Double sheet bend

Eye splice

Becket bend

Reef knot

Blood knot

True lover’s knot

Monkey’s fist

Carrick bend

Angler’s loop

Strangle knot

Jar sling

Japanese success knot

Spanish bowline

Stevedore knot

Heaving line knot

Three-part crown knot

Sack knot

Short splice

Constrictor knot

Slip knot

Japanese bowline

Hawser bend

Slipped bowline

Bowline on a bight

Lark’s head

Buntline hitch

Jury mast knot

Slipped buntline hitch

Painter’s bowline

Binder’s loop

Wall and crown knot

Inside cow hitch

Toggled reef knot

Long splice

Tugboat hitch

Crown sennit

Toggled lark’s head

Matthew Walker knot

Cockscombing

Back splice

 

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