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Old 08-18-2005, 06:22 PM   #1
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Stumbled across this site, might help someone....

http://www.grogono.com/knot/indexboating.p...ge=LogoGrog.jpg

Sure has some good info.. hope I am not breaching any restrictions posting this info

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Old 08-19-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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hi

it is indeed a useful website

i generally manage by using a bowline, clove hitch and reefknot for pretty much anything around the boat until a while ago

of late i have realised the value of learning other knots and lashings and i find that practicing them daily is a pretty good way of making them second nature

if anyone knows of a book on Knots by Des Pawson do let me know

i have been searching unsuccessfully for it for a couple of years and would go to great lengths to procure one

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Old 08-19-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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Des Pawson's book is available on the Amazon site. Just put Les Pawson in the field in the books tab and it will pop up immediately.

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Old 08-20-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
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Les Pawson's book is listed on the Cruiser Log BOOKS page.

http://www.cruiser.co.za/books.asp

This is his latest, expanded edition.
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In 50 odd years of sailing I have been continually thwarted by my crew members knot tying limitations.

(a) they regard the bowline as the universal panacea for making fast when, in reality the bowline is only reliable when the line is under constant strain.

( The only hitch for fastening an anchor to chain, a painter to a dingy eyebolt, a mooring line to a ring, or similar, is the anchor bend, though few know how to tie it.

the only knot for use on reef ties is the reef knot, though my crew go to exhaustive, and very creative, and time wasting, lengths to do something else. On the other hand it is less than useless for any other purpose.

(d) Instead of a sheet bend, or double sheet bend, they join two lines together using two bowlines (and then grin like Cheshire cats at the thought of their knot-tying prowess).

(d) The rolling hitch would be my next pick but, try as I might, I have had limited success in promoting this most useful of hitches.
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I also find the Buntline hitch VERY useful for bending on halyards, either directly to the sail or to a shackle- FAR better than a bowline
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During my many years in the Royal Navy I found that the most common knot used was the "Stoker's Dhoby Hitch". You will not find this in any book and every time it is tied it is different. It was used on all occasions when a knot was required and very often it had a quick release facility, sometimes in very embarrassing moments!!!

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This is a useful little site for animated knot instructions:

http://www.42brghtn.mistral.co.uk/knots/42ktmenu.html
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