scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Bowline??
Tom Kennedy (TKENNEDY@PRODIGY.NET
Mon May 22 2000 - 08:10:20 CDT
David wrote that a running bowline and bowline on a bight are the same.
Not true. A running bowline is made by passing the standing part of the
rope through the loop of the bowline or forming the bowline around the
standing part. a bowline on a bight is formed with two loops.
The running bowline is used for hanging objects with ropes of different
diameters and by sailors on the running rigging or to fish out floating
objects that have fallen overboard. the bowline on the bight is used as a
rescue knot. If a person is conscious he puts one leg through each loop and
holds on. If he is unconscious both legs go through one loop and the other
loop is placed under his armpit..
A good book on knots is "the Morrow guide to KNOTS"
and a good old Knot head