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    Bowline (pronounced bowlin)

    The bowline knot is a great knot to form a loop in a line. The principle advantage is that the knot is easily untied once the load is removed from the line and does not slip or bind. It is commonly used to fasten a line temporarily ...
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    Although marlinspike is technically a tool used to work with ropes, over the years the term has become loosely associated with knots in general. One of the hardest parts of learning the various knots is NOT forgetting them, ...
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    If you regularly travel through the various locks and dams located throughout our beautiful country, you should build a few of these lines to help with the process. It is a simple process of creating an eye-splice in the end of a line encased in protective rubber tubing. Watch the video to learn how!


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    by Published on April 21st, 2010 19:19     Number of Views: 19059 
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    There are many different ways to connect anchor chain to your rode. The method you chose will be determined by the equipment you have. When using a windlass the most common method it the Rope to Chain Splice and more specifically the Backsplice.

    This article will help guide you through the process with both photos and videos.





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