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General => Practical Knots => Topic started by: Knutern on October 06, 2016, 10:24:56 PM

Title: Tying of a 3 wrap TackleClamp hitch
Post by: Knutern on October 06, 2016, 10:24:56 PM
Related to the pictures of this post:
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=4035.msg24106#msg24106

It's probably just me, but I had some hard time find out how to tie this knot. It wasn't until recently I figured that the knot is actually identically when it's flipped up-side down.

So I decided to take some pictures using my humble webcam. Used Gimp image editor to edit the color of the images, so that only the part of the rope that is moving (change since last image) is have color.

I start with a cow hitch and continue from there.

It should be possible to start with a loose overhand knot, but haven't found a practical approach.
Title: Re: Tying of a 3 wrap TackleClamp hitch
Post by: Knutern on October 06, 2016, 10:26:42 PM
Rest of the images:

Before I made this images I tied this knot some times to remember the procedure.

It would be nice to get some comments regarding to if the images makes it easy to follow and to tie correctly for those not already familiar to the hitch.
Title: Re: Tying of a 3 wrap TackleClamp hitch
Post by: knotsaver on October 11, 2016, 06:31:48 PM
Hi Knutern,
I'm familiar with this hitch and I think that the images are clear!
If you have access to both ends when tying the hitch you could use a different method (see the link below (the start is similar)).
Perhaps you could be interested in tying Xarax's Adjustable Yoke Hitch,
please look at:
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=5474.msg39151#msg39151
Please notice that the Yoke Hitch exhibits mechanical advantage.

Ciao,
s.
Title: Re: Tying of a 3 wrap TackleClamp hitch
Post by: Knutern on October 16, 2016, 10:04:22 PM
Yes - tying using both ends works. However, there is one backdraw - I need do the "get under/between and put through narrow whole" operation* twice. When accessing one end, that step is needed once.
So having tied the hitch some dosens of times, I found that using one end is the method I spend least time to complete one tie.

* can't express any better (english is not my mother language) so I appreciate suggestion on improved ways to express that with words  :-X
Title: Video on youtube - favorite tying method
Post by: Knutern on March 02, 2017, 08:16:15 PM
Hi.

After some practice I found that the most effective way of tying this hitch, is indeed using one-end-only method.
https://youtu.be/9HIL3hHnN88