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Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Re: Need a Knot Expert

To: Matthew Kaufman <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Re: Need a Knot Expert
From: Charles Gallo <>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2019 12:23:47 -0500
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Actually, a properly done eye splice is the strongest way to put a loop on the 
end of a line, but is permanent. Preferably with a metal eye in it.

For laid rope, I still prefer either a wall and crown or a Matthew Walker as a 
stopper knot, but then again, I tie knots for fun.
Btw, all of these are not “quick” things to do, although an eye splice isn’t 
too bad if you have the right tool (a fid)

73 de KG2V

> On Dec 1, 2019, at 12:08 PM, Matthew Kaufman <> wrote:
> Put a figure-8-on-a-bight (with an overhand safety) at the end of each rope
> (strongest way to create a loop at a rope end, outperforms the bowline)
> Join them with a carabiner. Attach other things at that carabiner. (Or
> attach carabiners on each to a load plate and attach all you want to that).
> You can leave the figure-8’s on your haul and tag ropes indefinitely,
> because this a almost always how you want to be set up and it doesn’t hunt
> anything.


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