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Old 01 August 2011, 06:29   #1
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What's the correct knot in this situation?

Anchoring my SIB - no front ring or painter attached but it has two external rings each side of the bow and the same inside. I have a bridle that attaches to these two rings.

I let out 2/3 of the anchor rope so am left with a long length to attach to the bridle or rings - ended up tying a sheet bend to the middle of the bridle but pulling all the anchor rope through is a pain - what the best way to secure the anchor rope in this situation?
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Old 01 August 2011, 06:43   #2
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Bowline in a bight

oops, forget that, just realised it wouldn't work
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Id create a bow line by tying a bowline though both eyes (with a round turn on each Eye) this would reduce friction on the eyes, but still give a bow line to tie the anchor too.

The end of the anchor can then be tied to an internal eye(so you dont loose it), the length of anchor rope is then controlled by where you tie the bow line to the anchor rope.
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Bowline in a bight

oops, forget that, just realised it wouldn't work
I was practising that one last night funnily enough - I guess I could join two bowlines in bights together??

Other way I thought was an artillery knot (loop) in the bridle?
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Old 01 August 2011, 07:41   #5
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As it's a SIB the loading is not going to be immense, so could you not just use a Round turn & two (dozen!) half hitches on a bight to your bridle?
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Tie an Alpine butterfly in the anchour rope where you want it and attach this to your bridle by crab, clip or bowline on a bight.

Excess rope stays in the boat so you can easily recover.
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I'm with Treerat on this one. Used to use that all the time on my 14' Achilles (but attached a large twist-lock carabiner to the bow handle.) The nice thing about the Alpine Butterfly is that it's easy to untie even after a heavy load has been placed on it. Not really true with a lot of of other knots/bends.

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Thanks chaps, off to play with my rope now...
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Figure of Eight on the bight

Figure of eight on the bight. Easier to tie and just sort your bridle so you pass through and clip on
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