Bowline


Uses:


  • Used to form a secure loop in the end of a line.

Advantages:


  • Easy to untie, even when wet and under strain.
  • Two bowlines can be linked together to join two ropes.

Disadvantages:


  • The Bowline can loosen and spill, particularly in artificial-fibre rope and/or if the rope flaps around and is not under strain. To minimise this risk, the end can be tied off around the closest part of the loop, using a single or double Overhand Knot.


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