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That one is truly magnificent - awe inspiring even.

The really strange thing about it is that it appears the culprit actually has some sort of knowledge of ropework - a mooring mat?

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Haha a mooring mat! Or a cockpit grate.

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What the hell is that???

It looks like a net got snagged over a cleat.


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What the hell is that???

It looks like a net got snagged over a cleat.
That looks like someone daisy-chained the tail and then just wrapped it around the cleat. It looks really bad, but probably comes off quite easily. Once you take the terminating half-hitch off the daisy chain it all pulls out.

Not that I am defending the guy, I'm just sayin'!

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Re: How NOT to tie a cleat hitch

Like most have said, i have found that most (well 60%) sailboat or powerboats owners don't know how to tie a proper cleat hitch. I teach it a lot. My wife (new to sailing) embarrasses a lot of old timers.
I know guys that have been sailing for many years and can't get it right.

It most be a really hard knot to tie!
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Re: How NOT to tie a cleat hitch

I particularly like the ones that fold the lock hitch over the wrong way, and they do it about six times on each cleat. You don't want that sucker to come loose!

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This one is MAGNIFICENT!
I'm gonna learn how to do that, and ALWAYS tie up that way!

Edit: I reckon Jonesy tied this one himself and took a photo just to wind us up! Haw, haw! Sorry.

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That looks like someone daisy-chained the tail and then just wrapped it around the cleat. It looks really bad, but probably comes off quite easily. Once you take the terminating half-hitch off the daisy chain it all pulls out.

Not that I am defending the guy, I'm just sayin'!
Yea, but the bitter end of the monkey braid looks like it's heading toward the water and, if you trace it back to where it starts, try to visualize what just the cleat looked like before that skipper said "you know, a nice monkey braid would really finish this off well"

I've looked quite a bit for a cleat hitch of any origin under that mess. I think the monkey braid might have been tied and wrapped to intentionally throw the knot police off their trail.


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I thought so.
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