Author Topic: Temporary Hauling Tie-off  (Read 2740 times)

vagary

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Temporary Hauling Tie-off
« on: December 27, 2012, 08:29:22 PM »
While hauling things I often find myself needing to tie off a line under tension. Ease of tying the knot and ease of untying it are both of primary concern. I'd like to haul with a single wrap so I don?t want to use a munters hitch with a mule, but I'd still like it to be secure. I don't want to give slack to tie something like a buntline hitch. I usually have enough rope that I don't want to go through the ring again for something like a Blake's hitch.

The standard solution seems to be two slipped half hitches:


I've recently seen someone do a slipped half hitch and then tie a half hitch around the slipped loop:


What do you think about that solution and are there better ones?
« Last Edit: December 27, 2012, 08:43:20 PM by vagary »

Dan_Lehman

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Re: Temporary Hauling Tie-off
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 08:11:12 AM »
This isn't always possible to do, given conditions
and some ropes --which at least make things difficult
in producing a lot of tension--,
but you can make one nipping turn / half-hitch
along the line and then put in a rolling hitch beyond
that --the initial turn gives you some freedom to tie
the more involved knot.  And this can be done with
the essentially just the one leg of a long bight,
the other being left to follow along in the wrapping
limply, until making the finishing half-hitch to close
the rolling hitch.


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knot4u

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Re: Temporary Hauling Tie-off
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 01:21:52 AM »
While hauling things I often find myself needing to tie off a line under tension. Ease of tying the knot and ease of untying it are both of primary concern. I'd like to haul with a single wrap so I don?t want to use a munters hitch with a mule, but I'd still like it to be secure. I don't want to give slack to tie something like a buntline hitch. I usually have enough rope that I don't want to go through the ring again for something like a Blake's hitch.

Just curious, why don't you want to make a Round Turn?  By the way, a Blake's Hitch would typically involve going through the ring once.  So, I don't understand your explanation there.

Assuming you can go through the ring twice, have you tried a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches?  I want to make sure we eliminate the obvious solutions first.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2013, 01:28:15 AM by knot4u »

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Re: Temporary Hauling Tie-off
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 05:21:42 PM »
I'm going to ask the obvious question here, if you're hauling/tying down items, why not use a Trucker's Hitch? Unless I'm not understanding something here, the Trucker's Hitch is the choice...although you could tie in a Rolling Hitch as Dan suggested but won't get near the tension...what am I missing??

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Re: Temporary Hauling Tie-off
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 09:15:56 PM »
Upon further reflection, you're right that I should be using a trucker's hitch with a sheath. I see that tying off still hasn't really been settled in the big trucker's hitch thread.

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Re: Temporary Hauling Tie-off
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 05:17:12 AM »
Upon further reflection, you're right that I should be using a trucker's hitch with a sheath. I see that tying off still hasn't really been settled in the big trucker's hitch thread.

It won't be settled.  Each way to tie off a Trucker Hitch has its own advantages and disadvantages.  I rotate between a few options, depending on the application.