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post #4 of Old 04-05-2011
nolatom
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been through a court proceeding last year with a rope expert, who opined that a bowline takes about 25% of the strength off a poly mooring rope. 50% seems high.

And the bowline not only won't slip, but is much easier than a round turn and two (or more) half-hitches to "break" and untie afterwards.
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