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Old 06-22-2018, 01:58 PM   #41
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1. Cleat hitch.
2. Clove hitch (fenders).
3. Bowline
4. Round turn and 2 half hitches
5. Double sheet bend (joining lines).
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:21 PM   #42
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Bowline (aka ďking of knotsĒ)
Square/reef
Figure 8
Clove hitch
Sheet bend
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:46 PM   #43
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Clove Hitch #1 because I use it to tie the mooring lines to the bull rails, and always for fenders, so gets lots of use.
Bowline #2 because it is easy to tie, won't slip, easy to untie.
Figure 8 #3 most useful stopper knot.
Sheet bend & double SB #4 as the only knot for connecting two lines together, the same or different diamters.
Reef knot #5, but really #1, as it is so very useful, but gets less use on big ropes than the others. The most useful knot on strings or tapes.
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Old 06-23-2018, 02:46 AM   #44
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:09 AM   #45
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You only wear pumps, no runners, no sneakers?
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:17 AM   #46
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Cleat hitch around horn cleats
Clove hitch or rolling magnus, depending on what I feel like the strain is going to be
Reefing knot
Bowline / sheet bend
Round turn and two half hitches, or sometimes round turn and a jamming hitch
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Cleat hitch around horn cleats
Clove hitch or rolling magnus, depending on what I feel like the strain is going to be
Reefing / Square knot
Bowline / sheet bend
Round turn and two half hitches, or sometimes round turn and a jamming hitch


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What are your five most used knots, in order?

Mine are:

Bowline
Turn and two half hitches
Reef
Figure of eight
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:25 AM   #48
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:56 AM   #49
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:22 PM   #51
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I use as many knots as it takes to get to cruise speed.






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Old 06-25-2018, 01:09 AM   #52
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This has been an informative thread, and it has made me rethink my knot repertoire. There were some knots that others say they use that I do knot know well enough to use without having to think about it. I think that is important. Knots that I use should be knots that are automatic, like tying your shoe. I can tie a bowline without thinking about it. Every knot that I plan to use should be the same. So what knots? Here is my current revised list thanks to this thread.

- Cleat Hitch. (I know this already, but needs to be included.)
- Bowline (likewise)
- Clove hitch (despite losing my dinghy using it). This is useful for all kinds of things, and is much more reliable if an extra half hitch is added.
- Rolling hitch. Solid knot and is great to use.

Now for the knots that I decided I needed to really learn.
- Buntline Hitch. Essentially, this is just a clove hitch tied to the standing part of a line before it goes around something. Iíve not used this before, typically doing a round turn and two half hitches instead.
- Sheet Bend (and double sheet bend). This is a knot that Iíve used, but I have to think about it when I tie it. I want to get to the point where I donít have to think about it.
- Constrictor knot. I actually use this a fair amount. The problem is that I often initially tie a clove hitch instead of a constrictor and have to do redo it. So I want to get solid with this one.
-Alpinist Butterfly Knot. In the past Iíve used other knots to create a loop in the middle of a line. The problem is that they arenít as reliable and are hard to untie once they have been loaded.

So, that is my list not including any stopper knots.
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Why not see mirror image while viewing knots?


Kinda salty... eah!
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Kinda salty... eah!

That's kind of clever. You can see the knot while looking at your own knot without looking down at your own knot.
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That's kind of clever. You can see the knot while looking at your own knot without looking down at your own knot.

That may knot be the only thing you can do or knot do!
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Bowline
Clove hitch
Constrictor
Another knot I don't remember the name of that old mariners used to tie sails to the square riggers. This knot will hold and not move at all. You can loop it for easy removal
Carrick Bend for tying two lines together.
Sheet bend for #6
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That may knot be the only thing you can do or knot do!
I'm knot sure but I'll take your word for it.
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does anyone know/remember why certain knots were develped, and when? like the bowline/square knot/etc...i`ll wait for the answers, and see what everyone comes up with...clyde
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