Re: Attach Rope to Becket?
If you want to use a knot a halyard knot has the advantage of being shorter than a bowline. It will not untie very easy which in this situation is probably a good thing.
If you are creating a block and tackle system where you have two blocks one with a becket and one without and their is any chance the two blocks will get close to each other a short compact knot will allow them to get closer before something binds. It is called two blocking.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.