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Old 03-18-2008
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Buntline hitches are great, but they are close to impossible to untie if they've been in for any extended period of time. They're excellent for tying halyards to shackles.

The stopper knot is better than the figure eight, since it is far less likely to be kicked or worked out of the tail end of a line.

Properly coiling and frapping a line is also important... so that they will run free when released and not hockle or kink.
That is the point of a Buntline hitch. Similarily Stoppers are harder to remove than Figure eights.

What is Frapping a line? I've heard of frapping an awning or tarp but not a line.
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