[TowerTalk] double figure 8 bend

K7LXC at aol.com K7LXC at aol.com
Tue Aug 26 09:20:42 EDT 2003

In a message dated 8/25/03 7:52:03 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
richard at karlquist.com writes:

> I learned about this knot several years
>  ago (I think it was here on TT).  I was
>  never much good with knots before, but
>  this knot is extremely easy to tie; you
>  virtually can't goof it up.  It is now
>  the only knot I use (either the single
>  or double).  I have never seen one of these
>  untie themselves; but on the other hand
>  I can usually get them untied when I
>  want to, even if high tension has been
>  applied. 

    I agree. The reason why I don't use it more is that it's a physically 
larger knot than a bowline. When you need another inch in your rigging, the 
smaller knot wins every time.

Steve    K7LXC

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