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kycat2007
06-02-2006, 08:47 PM
Just used a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches because it was pretty easy. What do you guys like?

86Craft
06-02-2006, 09:05 PM
Just used a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches because it was pretty easy. What do you guys like?

Did you use that on your shoes? The shoe lace one is the only one I know.
Where are you tying all these fancy knots? :popcorn:

MarkP
06-02-2006, 09:29 PM
LOL, I use mostly Velcro.

All kiddin aside, I was wondering also, who you tying up?? My favorite knot has always been the bowline. I used it all the time at work. Well, when I had a “job”..

Hoosier Bob
06-02-2006, 09:32 PM
I use the knot, knot and a square knot! Holds pretty well but ain't comin' untied either. My cousin is always pullin' some knot out of his arse from Boy Scouts or somthing but I have always felt that if it is good enough for Donnie Baker it is good enough for me! ;)

86Craft
06-02-2006, 09:35 PM
Is that the Steel City in the background? (Not a Jack! Just curious)

mpmartin
06-02-2006, 09:35 PM
I like the figure 8 as much as possible. Because it works well and it is easz to tie and untie.

MarkP
06-02-2006, 09:40 PM
Is that the Steel City in the background? (Not a Jack! Just curious)
Yep that is. Looking from, “South Side” and across the Mon River. That big building is the USS building.

TMCNo1
06-02-2006, 09:41 PM
Hangmans noose?????????????

agua4fun
06-02-2006, 09:45 PM
half hitch
bowline is handy if you are tying a knot that will be pulled tight, but you need to remove easily (towing a boat)

kycat2007
06-02-2006, 10:21 PM
You guys rule It seems that everytime I am in a tying situation I forget these knots. I looked up some of these online and think I can use some in the future.

Thanks
Brad

MarkP
06-02-2006, 11:08 PM
Just practice them Brad.. We will have a test next Friday.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-02-2006, 11:10 PM
Here is the best knot I know of, I love it!
http://www.overtons.com/cgi-bin/overtons/order/large.cgi?33370

I rode the short bus to knot school.....

MarkP
06-02-2006, 11:12 PM
half hitch
bowline is handy if you are tying a knot that will be pulled tight, but you need to remove easily (towing a boat)
Good point agua, You can pull a truck with that bowline then take it out with one hand..

jimmer2880
06-03-2006, 08:29 PM
bowline most of the time. However, the clove-hitch is also one of my favorites along with the figure eight. Each has their own area where they excel.

Digging out my First-Class boy-scout badge trying to remember which was which.:(

jimmer2880
06-03-2006, 08:30 PM
Funny part is, to this day, I can only tie a bowline with one hand. I can't seem to get it right using 2 hands. :D

RackAtak
06-03-2006, 08:57 PM
I've always liked the knife knot. That's all I use.

PendO
06-03-2006, 09:00 PM
Just used a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches because it was pretty easy. What do you guys like?

whatever is tough to wiggle your hands out of.

ski_king
06-03-2006, 09:45 PM
Bowline for me. I was a little rusty at which know had which name. This site (http://www.dirauxwest.org/knots/bowline.htm) is good at showing how to tie various knots.

88 PS190
06-03-2006, 09:47 PM
The bowline knot is a very important one, i learned all mine during rock climbing. Can throw a bowline into a rope, which is always a crowd fav.

The figure 8 is a good one too, use that when i want a loop in the end of a line such as for mooring off of a can etc.

Cleat Knot!!

TMCNo1
06-03-2006, 11:19 PM
Bowline for me. I was a little rusty at which know had which name. This site (http://www.dirauxwest.org/knots/bowline.htm) is good at showing how to tie various knots.


Cool, that site is neat! Thanks for the link!

dapicatti
06-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Thanks for the link. I have been looking for something like this for a while. :banana:

Jorski
06-04-2006, 08:52 PM
MarkP....my brother-in-law is an Ironworker, and he has a great saying:

"If you don't know a knot, tie a lot !"

MarkP
06-04-2006, 09:19 PM
MarkP....my brother-in-law is an Ironworker, and he has a great saying:

"If you don't know a knot, tie a lot !"
But I’ll bet your Brother-in-law, Knows Knots..

ski_king
06-04-2006, 09:37 PM
Cool picture Mark!

Which job is more dangerous, the one yu have now or that one?

MarkP
06-04-2006, 10:53 PM
Cool picture Mark!

Which job is more dangerous, the one yu have now or that one?
LOL

Don’t even have to think about that one.. Cant close my eyes for a minute at work now. Never had to worry about getting hit with a plastic bat while having a quick nap up on a steeple..

ajgressette
06-05-2006, 07:19 AM
GRANNY KNOT :banana:

Jorski
06-05-2006, 08:43 AM
But I’ll bet your Brother-in-law, Knows Knots..



Oh he sure does...he uses this comment more in a sarcastic fashion when speaking about those who don't! ;)

NatesGr8
06-05-2006, 08:58 AM
balloon knot :uglyhamme

rektek
06-06-2006, 03:05 PM
All knots will weaken the rope, some considerably more than others. In the world of ropes, this weakening is known as the "Strength of the Knot". It is defined as the percentage of the strength of the rope without any knots.
Therefore if a knot has the strength of 66% then the knotted rope is two thirds as strong as rope without the knot. It follows that lower the percentage the weaker the knot. The reduction is strength is mainly due to how tightly the rope twisted within the knot the tighter the turn the weaker the knot.

The advantage of the bowline [63%] in a boating application is that the knot is easy to untie even after it has been loaded. The disadvantage is that, while it is a very strong knot under load, it has a tendency to loosen up and become untied when it is unloaded and shaken around over a period of time.

I tend to use bowline and halfhitches