Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2009, 04:13 AM   #1
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 28
Default KNOTS? not knots...LOL

:hello:

I've got my boat stabbed into a slip on a local river system, the last occupant left a couple old lines to tie off with. I bought all new lines, whats the best KNOT to tie off to a ring>? Theres no cleats, just metal rings-4 of them to be exact

any ideas, pictures would be GREAT!

thanks for reading...
__________________

__________________
1997 Maxum 2100 SR2
casinoreverend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 11:42 AM   #2
Lt. Commander
 
Stressleave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 138
Default Re: KNOTS? not knots...LOL

I would use a Clove hitch followed by a couple of half hitches. The only other one I would trust might be a Bowline.
Cheers
Paul
__________________

__________________
Stressleave
2008 Maxum 2500 SE
Stressleave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Posts: 52
Default Re: KNOTS? not knots...LOL

Hi,
The one I would probably use, and it's fairly simple is a 'round turn and two half hitches" . Here is a link to a demo. http://www.animatedknots.com/roundturn/index.php. Hope it help
__________________
DUBBLE DIPPIN
1999 MAXUM 3000SCR
dubble dippin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #4
Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,920
Default Re: KNOTS? not knots...LOL

I would not use cleats, rings or any other hardware on teh dock to tie my boat. I would only use the pilings and I would tie a clove-hitch around the piling finished off with 2 half-hitches to lock the clove hitch. Metal hardware such as cleats and rings can become the weak link. You don't know if they're properly through-bolted with washers. You don't know how goo the wood is around the screws or bolts. Maybe water has worked it's way into the screw/bolt holes and compromised the wood.

Dock cleats can be pulled. If pilings are pulled, then you've got biger problems to worry about and no amount of tying is going to fix that problem.

I tie the whipped end to the piling, then leave the loop end to tie to my cleats when I pull back into the dock. The lines get tied in the spring and taken down in the fall. I then carry a completely seperate set of boat lines.
shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
Lt. Commander

 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Posts: 176
Default Re: KNOTS? not knots...LOL

That is a cool web site! Thanks for shareing.
__________________
2006 Maxum 2000 SR3
SilveradoSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 06:35 AM   #6
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Shrewsbury, England
Posts: 9
Default Re: KNOTS? not knots...LOL

This website is great! The kids love it. Thanks for the link.

Martyn
__________________

Lighthouseman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.