Originally Posted by Smithyyy
Ah I see - like this then for the anchor line end? (picture credit wikipedia!)
Works well for me, and comes undone after being loaded. Just leave some slack in the boat end so the knot can cinch properly. You could certainly tie various other hitches, but few come undone nicely after being loaded like a clove hitch.
I would skip the locking carabiner, the locking sleeve will seize up in saltwater pretty fast. The wire gated carabiners work well and when they get sticky you can wash the corrosion off with vinegar in a ultrasonic bath.
hint: make two bites (aka "ears"), one with each hand in the same direction either clockwise or counterclockwise doesn't matter. Then pass them on opposite sides of each other. Clip the carabiner into the middle and you're done. Having a hard time finding a diagram of how to tie it...