Knowledge Share - Knots

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Useful knots and how to tie them.

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Knowledge Share - Knots

  1. 1. “To Tie,” or “Knots to Tie” OR “HOW TO PREVENT THE RAFT FROM FLOATING AWAY”
  2. 2. The Anatomy of Rope  3 parts of a knotted rope  End  Standing part The inactive length of the rope  Bight Between working end and standing part
  3. 3. Stopper Knots  Used to keep rope from slipping out a hole or a knot  Overhand Knot Simplest and smallest of all knots Used in small cords and twine It jams and is hard to untie  How to Tie: Make an overhand loop Pass end under and up through the loop
  4. 4. Stopper Knots (cont’d)  Used to keep rope from slipping out a hole or a knot  Figure Eight Knot Larger, stronger than an overhand knot Does not injure rope fibers  How to Tie: Make an underhand loop Bring end around and over the standing part Pass the end under and up through the loop
  5. 5. Binding Knots  Used to tie one or more objects together  Square Knot Good temporary knot Unties easily when either free end is pulled  How to Tie: Pass the left end over and under the right Curve the left end towards the right Cross the right end over and under the left Remember: “Left over right, right over left”
  6. 6. Loop Knots  When security comes first  Bowline “King of Knots” Never jams or slips  How to Tie: Overhand loop with end held toward you Pass the end up through the loop, then up behind the standing part Then down through the loop again
  7. 7. Hitches  Temporary fastenings that untie readily  Half hitch Used for fastening to an object for a right-angle pull  Two Half hitches Just two half hitches (it’s that easy!) Quite secure Used for mooring and on fishing hooks  How to Tie: Pass the end of the rope around the object Tie an overhand knot to the standing part Repeat once more above the first knot
  8. 8. Hitches (cont’d)  Temporary fastenings that untie readily  Clove hitch The “general utility” hitch Used to fasten a rope around a post or stake Best used at the middle of a rope  How to Tie: Make a turn with the rope around the object and over itself Take a second turn around the object Pull the end up under the second turn so it lies between the rope and object
  9. 9. Bends To tie two ropes together Should be used on ropes of same size and texture  Sheet Bend To join light and medium ropes Unties easily Does not injure rope fibers Not best for heavier ropes  How to Tie: Make an overhand loop with the end of one rope Pass the end of the other rope through the loop Pass that end up behind its standing part And down through the loop again
  10. 10. Fisherman’s Knot  To tie two ropes together  Joins small rope, twine, and fishing line Very strong and easy to undo Can be used to form a loop in one strand of rope  How to Tie: Lay the two ends together in opposite directions Tie an overhand knot in the end of each around the standing part of the other
  11. 11. Information Gathered From:  Plymouth Cordage Company. Useful Knots and How to Tie Them. Plymouth, MA: Seabrook Shipyards, 1946.

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