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Old 09-13-2006, 08:38 AM
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Tie a knot in rope

Dummy move, I know, but I recently got my rope caught in my propeller and it ended up breaking. I'm wondering if there is any kind of special knot I should use to tie it together. I tried a "granny knot", and it came apart. If it matters, it's a Spectra No-Stretch Wakeboard line.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:43 AM
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Try doing a search for a Zeppelin Bend. One of my climbing buddies recommended this to me for this same application and it has held really well.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:49 AM
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I would use a bowline knot and then insert about a few inches of each end into the webbing of the rope. This is fairly easy to do if you tape the end of the rope and then push the rope together to make the webbing expand. kinda of the like the chinese finger torture thingies.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:50 AM
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As I recall from my old boy scout days a square knot is the correct knot to use to tie two same size ropes together at the ends.

Here's a couple of links for the "how to" lesson
http://www.ehow.com/how_7536_tie-square-knot.html
http://www.goals.com/vyc/knots/square.htm
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:54 AM
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just leave it lay on your boat floor for a couple days then pick it up quickly like you are going to use it and it should be knotted up real good...
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:03 AM
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just leave it lay on your boat floor for a couple days then pick it up quickly like you are going to use it and it should be knotted up real good...
or let my wife handle it and it'll knot up good.

as a former scout and knot fan i would recommend the double-fisherman. easy to tie and once you put it under load it should hold very well. could also try a sheet bend.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:18 AM
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If you have hollow core spectra and not Kevlar core, do not knot it, knots weaken rope. Do an end splice, pretty easy here is a link to instructions.

http://www.lehighgroup.com/ropespliceend.htm
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:36 AM
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If you have hollow core spectra and not Kevlar core, do not knot it, knots weaken rope. Do an end splice, pretty easy here is a link to instructions.

http://www.lehighgroup.com/ropespliceend.htm
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:49 AM
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If the rope is the nylon kind that opens internally when pushed together (like the Chinese handcuff mentioned before), there's a think that has a thin, cone shaped tip for repairing ropes. It's called a fid and a lot of boat/marine stores sell them. You stuff the end of the rope into the back end and usually comes with instructions for doing the actual repair.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:51 AM
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see below jim....

http://www.lehighgroup.com/ropespliceend.htm
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