I first learnt to do it one-handed, so for a long while I could only do it like that! Decided it was time to learn to do it two-handed after having grown tired of having to lean out over the gunwhale of the sailing ships a few times too many. I'm still faster one-handed though.
That is a really good point. You should practice with gloves on and in odd positions and places as well. I guarantee when you need any knot the most it will be freezing and wetI always tried to get knot work done under ideal circumstances without my hands stiffening up.
|1||Basic||Round turn + half hitches||Slippery Taut hitch||Truckers hitch & variants||To object|
|1||Basic||Sheet bend||Sheet bend - slippery||Joining same or different sizes|
|1||Basic||Clove Hitch||Constrictor knot||To object|
|1||Basic||Reef Knot||Surgeon knot||Thief Knot (lol)||Joining same size|
|1||Basic||Fishermans Knot||Double Fishermans Knot||Joining same size modern materials|
|1||Basic||Timber Hitch||Icicle hitch||To object|
|1||Basic||Bowline on a bight||Stable double Loop|
|1||Basic||Sheepshank||Dogshank||Truckers hitch variants||Shorten rope not cut|
|1||Basic||Larks Head||Prusik knot||Adjustable grip hitch||Right angle attachment/tighten|
|1||Basic||Figure Of Eight||Double Figure Of Eight||Evenk hitch||Stopper/Stable End Loop|
|2||Advanced||Alpine butterfly||Stable Middle Loop|
|2||Advanced||Buntline hitch||To object|
|2||Advanced||Falconer's knot||To object|
|2||Advanced||Perfection loop||To object|
|2||Advanced||Water knot||Advanced flat material|
That is interesting. Would have thought the opposite however maybe it part history part myth.Not very many useful knots needed on the boat.
I am moving away from man made materials so I can do more of this. The big problem is that a lot of modern ropes are like paracord so you got to knot. One of the big knot problems is they work brilliant in one material and not in others and very often it a case of you need 2 knots.On the drag, I got pretty good at splicing. Spliced loops always give a boat a "finished" look.
I think that is the use thing like the clove hitch in that if kept under tension it works however if the tension goes away it going to stop working however that does not happen to constrictor knots.Bowlines would pop open no matter how wet or how long the knots had been submerged under tension.
I think that is a really good point in that you use the knots you remember and that are your favorites. I get that the alpine butterfly rocks however if I need that sort of knot you getting a bowline on a bright unless I go looking for a book. That said my pre-set guyline I going to dig out the book for it.That was so long ago, I had to buy Des Pawson's book: Knots, just to remember what to do!
That an interesting knot, never seen that before. Fishing knots are my weak area and I need to get better at them. Have carried fishing stuff for years in survival kits and know I could make it work however there a reason why there are fishing knots.I have a text book of fisherman's knots but can't see anyone here really needing a Bimini Hitch.
Really good idea.Make a knot tying kit, visual instructions and all. Practice at your camp. Can you tie it with your eyes shut?