Re: Knots - Bowline
Jeffrey C. Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 09 May 1997 17:19:18 -0400
A few years ago in the midst of our Ship's long cruise back from Manteo, NC,
we docked at the U.S.Coast Guard base in Yorktown. While we were there, two
"Coasties" came over to our boat and exchanged knot knowledge with our Crew.
One of the knots they showed us is called the "Tugboat" Bowline. This is another
version of the bowline that also holds together better with polyethylene line
than the "traditional" bowline.
For this knot : one bitter end rolls across and around the middle of the line
forming a loose loop. Then bend the other side of the line in half to form another
loop, feed this loop through the first loop, and pull until it is tight.
The "Tugboat" Bowline.
Jeff Murray, Mate
SES 1009 Bowie, MD