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Old 22 June 2014, 17:23   #41
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Put a figure of eight in the rope, put 2 turns through the u bolt to reduce chafing and then feed the loose end back through the figure of eight. Will not come lose. Recommended by RNLI trainer on RYA course.
're threaded figure of eight- about two pages ago
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Old 22 June 2014, 18:03   #42
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I Think Kerny only posted to see what came out of the bulwarks

but to be fair you cant get much better advice than from an RNLI trauner on an RYA course
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Old 24 June 2014, 18:06   #43
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I Think Kerny only posted to see what came out of the bulwarks

but to be fair you cant get much better advice than from an RNLI trauner on an RYA course
Its amazing what comes out of them there barriers protecting those wooden decks...innit Stu Bowline wins for me anyways.... arrr!! matey !! shiver me timbers like Pikey Dave say's if you can't tie a knot then tie lots ov em
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Why not use three strand rope and attach the painter with a spliced loop around the u bolt, then trim the painter so it cannot reach the prop, and then back splice the loose end as well.
You just described my setup!

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What nobody seems to have mentioned is a Bowline if exposed to tension can be a bugger to undo,
take the loop that goes round the "exit" rope & bend it back. Instanly loosens it all. (obviously no can do if it's still under tension, but thetre are other knots for that sort of game.)

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I still can't see what is wrong with using a snap hook though... unless someone can enlighten me
Coz you still have to tie the rope to the hook?


How many posts was the hole drilling thread again? - anyone want to try to beat it?
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Try an anchor hitch. Neat and will not untie
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take the loop that goes round the "exit" rope & bend it back. Instanly loosens it all.

oh well everydays a Skool day
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