scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Running bowline? or bowline ??
David Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM
Sun May 21 2000 - 18:25:02 CDT
<Sat, 20 May 2000 00:25:44 Forshaw <dtlfor@BRIGHT.NET>
<Subject: How do you tie a running bowline?
<Sat, 20 May 2000 05:49:07 PMurray <pjm@WORLDRAMP.NET>
Hi Tee, Pete, and Scouts-Lr and Lrees,
I believe that what you read is the same thing that is called
a bowline on a bight. My only clue is your term running bowline.
Now granted I could be wrong!! since the rest of your note I
Now Pete I believe described a bowline that sounds like a lasso
which might be what you are reading and looking at. I can't quite
figure out what to do with Pete's knot since after he told us to
run it through the bowline the end of the line just sat there in
my mind and piece of manila. Sounds good so I want to hear about
the end tie or is that tee.
A bowline on a bight is written up pretty well in a book available
at your BSA shop called Knots or something like that. It ties
pretty much the same as a traditional bowline yet with a long
rope in front and back of you so you have to double it up to get
the bowline tie. Don't do it with cotton it slowly slips.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council
P.S. This note probably won't post to Scouts-L since I am using an
old S/W Internet program. If you think this note has wider value or
it will encourage others to reply please resend under your Win95 or
Win98 Scouts-L compatible program.