scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: How do you tie a running bowline?
Sat May 20 2000 - 04:49:07 CDT
Tying a running bowline is very simple. Tie a very small bowline, maybe an
inch in diameter. Now pull the line through that small opening! You now have
an ultra slippery loop. The bowline will not tighten up any further so it's
pretty quick to adjust to your needs. Sometimes I use that on the end of my
bow line in a canoe so I can slip it over a stump and NOT have to worry
about the knot letting loose. Then you won't be asking that eternal
question... "Canoe find my canoe?"
I used to a Bobwhite... NECS-59
I used to be a Knot-Head... SSD-20
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Central Florida Council, Semoran Springs,
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Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2000 12:26 AM
Subject: How do you tie a running bowline?
While flipping through the dictionary tonight, my eye was caught by the
definition for a "running bowline" which was described as a "slip noose made
by tying a bowline knot with the end of a line around its own standing part.
The definition included a picture, but it wasn't good enough for me to
figure out how to tie one. Does anyone know how to tie this knot? For what
is it used?