Author Topic: Trucker's Hitch: Reducing Wear on Rope  (Read 12695 times)

Dan_Lehman

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Re: Trucker's Hitch: Reducing Wear on Rope
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2011, 09:17:02 PM »
As I understand it, the half flattened Sheepshank can be turned into a Span Loop having 4 loops.  That's a monster!

And not at all what *I* had in mind --rather, use one end of
the sheepshank for the twin eyes, w/o further modification.

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Might a Midshipman's/AWNING hitch-like formation of a two-turn
half-hitch nipping by the S.Part suffice for security of this doubled
eye, sparing the (lower, for the paradigm use) half-hitch, enabling
the shake-free aspect?  --i.e., make a 2nd turn, jamming this into
the first, for both stability & grip/nip?!   (haven't tried this myself...)

I can't visualize this.

In that case it does!   ;D

It's simple : the bellringer's/sheepshank have a turn nipping
one end of a sort of hank of rope --typically one circle--;
make this turn as per awning knot, doubling it.  Some sources
in fact show this variation for the trucker's hitch, I think.

A sort of cross cow hitch vice the simple turn of the
trucker's hitch is also more secure; it doesn't shake free
and is not so quickly formed (I might form the c-cow
and stuff the circles into it, adjust & set).

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knot4u

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Re: Trucker's Hitch: Reducing Wear on Rope
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2011, 09:31:41 PM »
It's simple : the bellringer's/sheepshank have a turn nipping
one end of a sort of hank of rope --typically one circle--;
make this turn as per awning knot, doubling it.  Some sources
in fact show this variation for the trucker's hitch, I think.

A sort of cross cow hitch vice the simple turn of the
trucker's hitch is also more secure; it doesn't shake free
and is not so quickly formed (I might form the c-cow
and stuff the circles into it, adjust & set).

Thanks, but I still don't get it after reading that 3 times.  I don't know what is "makes this turn as per awning knot", and I don't know what is a "cross cow".  Don't bother explaining anymore.  If I haven't already seen the pic, I probably won't get it with words only.