Author Topic: Tugboat Bowline(s) and Perfection Loop  (Read 58382 times)

PaulKruse

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Re: Tugboat Bowline(s) and Perfection Loop
« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2005, 12:12:05 AM »
Dave:

The difference between A and B is very subtil.  One can even be dressed into the other.  Either one can be pulled under load into an unstabil configuration, which is why I won't use them for critical applications.  If you double wrap them, then that won't happen.  I dress the Double Draggon into the B configuration, and then double wrap it.

If you play with these knots a bit, you will find all sorts of other ways of dressing them, and also some interesting variations.  Some are very good.

Paul

Dan_Lehman

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Re: Tugboat Bowline(s) and Perfection Loop
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2005, 09:09:31 AM »
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Dave:

The difference between A and B is very subtle.  One can even be dressed into the other.

That is one heck of a dressing!!
The completed knots, as shown by Dave in his rightmost images,
cannot be dressed into each other; they are distinct.  In B (for "Better"),
the end exits between the SPart and one leg of the eye, and is strongly
nipped to hold the other leg's turn around it; in A things are differently
configured, and no dressing will much help.  There is a dressing of B
in which the legs are crossed, which bears some resemblance to A.
(As was noted above in this discussion, by BrianG, A can be shaped into
the Artillery Loop; B cannot.)

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