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mercury

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Can anyone identify this knot. I use it on my narrowboat.
« on: February 05, 2015, 06:02:49 PM »
Does anyone know this knot?

This knot is similar in some parts to a boatman's hitch or lightermans hitch. The main difference is that other hitches all start with the loose end being coiled around a bollard over the top of the fixed end. This has the problem that because the fixed end is attached to the boat at high (1.5m) level there is a likelihood that the rope can trap and cause a premature stop to the boat. The main advantage of the knot is that it is very easy to unfasten - even under load. The first bend around the fixed rope acts as a brake on the rope and slows the boat down. At that stage the knot can be made and the boat is secure. The opposite applies when unfastening and so the boat is always under tight control.

Any help in identifying or naming it would be appreciated.
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