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Old 23 November 2005, 15:40   #11
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Old 24 November 2005, 02:58   #12
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For me, on the boat, about the only thing I ever tie is onto a cleat. If I have to tie onto a piling (very rare) I use two round turns and a couple of half hitches.

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Old 24 November 2005, 03:57   #13
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Old 24 November 2005, 04:45   #14
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I usually find a couple of reef knots are sufficient to keep her secure on the bedstead.
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Old 24 November 2005, 06:18   #16
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Bowline - round turn and 2 half hitches - clove hitch - depends on what i'm tying i guess
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Old 24 November 2005, 15:35   #17
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A bowline or a round turn and two half hitches will do for almost any situation. Clove hitches are overrated as they have a tendency to slip and are no easier to tie than more suitable knots.

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PS I use a "Better bow" on my shoes
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Old 25 November 2005, 02:11   #18
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I use a saddle knot on almost anything; it is secure, and comes loose in a second.
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Old 25 November 2005, 03:58   #19
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PS I use a "Better bow" on my shoes
Well, it is a long way down for you to keep re-tying them.
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Old 25 November 2005, 10:14   #20
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Highwaymans hitch

I was given a know book a few years ago and have been trying to learn a selection of knots during these long evenings by the fireside...

The one I have found most useful recently is the highwaymans hitch - this allows you to tie up to a high ring and release without assistance/having to thread all the rope back through. Made me look flash in Yarmouth harbour one time!
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