Knots

#1
Which knots are most useful? I'm thinking of the command tasks and maybe having to fix two planks together, what is the best way to do this. Any ideas for this or other knots people have found useful?
 
#2
Without wanting to sound flippant tie any knot that will hold it! When tying planks together it's just as important to make sure the rope has been passed around a number of times to ensure the planks are held firmly together. Having said that, if you have the inclination a couple of useful (and easy knots) to learn are a bowline, clove hitch, sheet bend and figure of eight. These will all come in handy in day to day life.
 
#3
You don't tie planks together, you lash them, so learn a few lashings
 
#5
#6
You are shown (or at least I was) the reccommended and appropriate lashings during the command task ex's during your briefing prior to main board.
 
#9
a knot and two half hitches.
a granny knot
a reef knot.
a bow line.

and lashings of lashings.

above four are dead simple though
 
#10
Clove hitch
Figure of 8 (also on a bight of rope to form a loop)
Bowline
Reef knot.
Learned in about 5 minutes 30+ years ago, used regularly since.
 
#12
Learn the Trucker's Hitch as well, very good for producing a very tight rope.
 
#13
backwoodsman said:
Thanks all! The planks are usually one on top of the other as I recall, so not sure about lashing! I'll have a go!
I would comment but I won't. :wink:
 
#14
mistersoft said:
backwoodsman said:
Thanks all! The planks are usually one on top of the other as I recall, so not sure about lashing! I'll have a go!
I would comment but I won't. :wink:
Best knot :p
 
#17
Onetap said:
Clove hitch
Figure of 8 (also on a bight of rope to form a loop)
Bowline
Reef knot.
Learned in about 5 minutes 30+ years ago, used regularly since.
Deviant! :lol:
 
#18
eodmatt said:
Onetap said:
Clove hitch
Figure of 8 (also on a bight of rope to form a loop)
Bowline
Reef knot.
Learned in about 5 minutes 30+ years ago, used regularly since.
Deviant! :lol:
To much time on the "HOGTIED" website I think
 

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#19
tropper66 said:
eodmatt said:
Onetap said:
Clove hitch
Figure of 8 (also on a bight of rope to form a loop)
Bowline
Reef knot.
Learned in about 5 minutes 30+ years ago, used regularly since.
Deviant! :lol:
To much time on the "HOGTIED" website I think
A site with some very interesting ropework.


alledgedly.
 
#20
My goodness so it is.
 
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