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## [TowerTalk] sheet bends, carrick bends, and dead sparrows

 To: "Towertalk" [TowerTalk] sheet bends, carrick bends, and dead sparrows "Jim Jarvis" Tue, 26 Aug 2003 00:58:30 -0000
 ```TT never ceases to amaze me. After 50 years of sailing (no kidding) I learned a new knot. Not sure how I'll use it, just yet...but the whole discussion about a doubled figure 8 knot....and the site references....were quite informative. Bottom-lining the discussion, though....the doubled figure 8 seems to be a loop, and not appropriate to joining two lines. Unless there is another knot which bends two lines together, using a figure 8 knot. I'm wondering about a "doubled sheet bend"....it's not quite the same as a figure 8, and the canonical wisdom is that it's for ropes of different diameters... but a DOUBLED one for bending two lines together? Most interesting question. I'm going to try it tomorrow and see what I discover. Questions about strength of a bowline vs. whatever it is... (when we finally determine the answer)....I'll still tie two bowlines looped through each other, when my life is on the line. At least, until someone shows me reason to change. Anyone out there actually USED a sheepshank on a climbing line which was their only means of support? Yeah, you can shake it out and save your rope...but you really don't want to be bouncing on your way down! This is a much more interesting topic than bird kills. (Or Balun kills...I've fried four in the last week! And I even modelled the reason.) Jim/n2ea _______________________________________________ See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA. _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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