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Old 23 August 2007, 22:28   #11
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Animated knots

Try this site - I think it might have been been posted before. I find it easier to follow than books.

http://www.animatedknots.com/


JKY, Is this the knot you've described? A new one for me, and looks an excellent knot.

http://www.animatedknots.com/alpinebutterfly/
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Old 23 August 2007, 22:30   #12
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Hi Limey, posted while I typed. I meant it has been posted a while ago, not 10 seconds ago!
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...never anchored my RIB before, was looking at buying 5m of 8mm chain, 15-20m of 14mm nylon rope and attatch it to a short lead line on the d ring on the bow. The anchor i was planning on using was a delta or bruce...
The minimum suggested by the MCGA is 10m chain and 30m line - which is what I've got, and occasionally I could do with some more...

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Thing is im terrible with knots so was considering trying to use hooks with nuts...
Dude - not on your own at all!! Decide on the lengths of line/warp you want, find a website that shows you how to do an eye splice - and sit down and do it all in an evening!! That way you can securely link your lines/warps to a carabiner and not worry about it.

Do a search on here on 'rope' & 'splice' - and you'll probably find the thread I started about 3 years ago on the same subject - and the websites that are suggested are brilliant. Pictures and everything. Not as complicated as you might think.

On my mooring, everything is secured with carabiners - main and safety lines.

HOWEVER - you'll need to learn some knots to shorten the anchor line when you are out and about!! I tie my painter to my anchor line to secure the boat when at anchor (with the end of the anchor line secure incase my knot falls apart) - I use a double sheetbend for temporary stuff, and a bowline for longer stuff. To date - I have kept posession of my boat!!

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wow thanks for the great responses guys, really has been invaluable so thanks for all your inputs!

Armed with animatedknots, and the info provided here i will be ordering the rigging and learning some knotting skills!

It seems the splice is a very popular one, would this be a suitable choice for most (all) of my rigging (as i plan to use detacable fixings such as caribanas/shackles for quick link ups). As you say DGR i'll learn some extra ones for temporary riggings...

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