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alexten@comcast.net

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a tight reef knot
« on: November 27, 2013, 04:00:24 AM »
This is my perennial dilemma:

I am tying a piece of rope around a bulk object, like box
The rope is only 10in longer than box's perimeter.
what i do now
1. I tie a half of the reef knot
2. shout loudly Darling , i need your help
3, complete the second half of the reef knot, while my wife holding the first half

is there better way to do this?
if i do it alone, i cannot make it tight

SS369

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Re: a tight reef knot
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 04:27:10 AM »
Hi  alexten..... and welcome.

Perhaps a different knot would be a better choice. Give a look at the packer's knot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packer%27s_knot
There are other variations to this also worth looking into. I believe that this will help given your stated criteria.

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Dan_Lehman

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Re: a tight reef knot
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 07:56:02 AM »
You can hitch one end around the other with
a rolling hitch or even clove hitch (something
giving you temporary purchase) and pull the
line tight, then tie off in whatever way.

SS369's recommendation is spot on.

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diff_lock

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Re: a tight reef knot
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 06:04:56 PM »
Adjustable grip hitch. This knot is pretty much my go to knot.
http://www.asiteaboutnothing.net/cr_most-useful-knots.html#adjustable-grip-hitch

SaltyCracker

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Re: a tight reef knot
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 02:08:53 PM »
Check out this topic...

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