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Default knots that'll stay tied using poly rope ?


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would work, and now that I think about it, a cable tie would probably do a
great job of securing a knot.


One of the reasons to read newgroups - I like that idea.

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What is the best knot that not only will stay tied but is easy to untie
and where can I find an example of how to tie it, please ?


I have not seen thjis knot suggested:

Double figure eight - it is used by climbers. Their ropes are more slippery
than yacht rope. Instructions on this page.

http://www.realknots.com/knots/sloops.htm

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What is the best knot that not only will stay tied but is easy to untie
and where can I find an example of how to tie it, please ?

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Courtney




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"Jeff" wrote in message
would work, and now that I think about it, a cable tie would probably do
a great job of securing a knot.


One of the reasons to read newgroups - I like that idea.

Thanks

Jack



Why not but a spool of the 'waxed whipping twine'?
It'll go a long ways and it's not too expensive.


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cavelamb himself wrote:
Courtney Thomas wrote:
What is the best knot that not only will stay tied but is easy to
untie and where can I find an example of how to tie it, please ?

Thank you,
Courtney




PDF Document: Army-Riggers-Rigging-Handbook-TM-5-125.pdf

http://igor.chudov.com/projects/manuals/


Interesting reading, thanks for the link.

But, as I mentioned before, books that are written with natural fiber
rope in mind are not much use for picking a knot appropriate for
polypropylene.


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Don White wrote:

Why not but a spool of the 'waxed whipping twine'?
It'll go a long ways and it's not too expensive.


Good question.

I just kept a spool of mason's twine and a hockey puck size piece of
bees wax in the ditty bag.

Got double duty from the mason's twine when it didn't have to be waxed.

Lew


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Jeff wrote:
Courtney Thomas wrote:
Jeff wrote:
For holding down a tarp, I'd throw away the presumably cheap,
slippery polyprop and go to the Home Depot where you can buy a lot of
line that will hold knot and is cheap enough to just chop away in the
Spring.


Understood, but I have 600' of this stuff from Harbor Freight that was
given to me and finally have a use, hopefully, for it :-)

Just need a knot that'll hold.


I did a quick scan of rec.crafts.knots and my newer knot books by
Budworth - they all acknowledge the problem with polyprop but offer no
easy solutions. I've always added several extra hitches, and opened the
lay to tuck a generous tail through. A wrap with electrical tape would
work, and now that I think about it, a cable tie would probably do a
great job of securing a knot.


Jeff,

Great idea on the cable tie. I think I'll use rolling hitches, with
elec. taped whipped ends and cable ties.

Thank you,
Courtney
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On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 13:10:35 -0500, Courtney Thomas wrote:

What is the best knot that not only will stay tied but is easy to untie
and where can I find an example of how to tie it, please ?


Figure 8 in a bight, like rock climbers use. Similarly, a water knot.

Matt O.

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Halter hitch knot.
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Sorry, you wanted to use a locked hitch knot.


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