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08-01-2007 07:29 AM
sailingdog Of course, the ideal situation, especially if singlehanding, is not to fall off of the boat.

Prevention beats the snot out of learning a knot in preparation for falling off the boat.... and if the boat is moving at three knots or more, the chance of you being able to pull yourself back aboard from any distance before exhaustion or hypothermia set in is minimal.
08-01-2007 07:13 AM
Tartan34C
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Originally Posted by therapy23 View Post

Not true. I can do it easily and quicker than the rolling hitch I believe.

I do not have a video and it would be hard to explain in text - for me anyway.
I think this is going to be more of a problem then you anticipate. You will need to tie the bowline while you are being dragged but worse then that you will need to tie it with one hand while the water is pulling at the bitter end of the line dragging behind you and if you arenít at the end of the line you need to pull the line up to you when you tie the knot. I donít think you want to let yourself slide down to the end of the line just so that you can tie a bowline.

But now that you are tied into a line how will you get back to the boat while being dragged? Maybe having a harness with a short line in your pocket with an ascender attached will answer both questions. You can clip on and it gives you a way to work back to the boat while holding onto whatever you gain.
All the best,
Robert Gainer
08-01-2007 12:51 AM
jrd22 I guess it would depend on how much of a load the line was under. I've managed to tie a bowline in a lot of unfavorable situations, but being towed in the water at 5 knots makes me wonder if I could do it. My first choice would be a bowline because I'm so familiar with it and can do it "blind", but I might get more familiar with the rolling hitch now that you've brought it up.
07-29-2007 10:51 PM
therapy23
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Originally Posted by jrd22 View Post
Don't know if this site has been posted here before, but in case it hasn't, here it is. Animated pics of most knots you need, pretty neat, you can view each stage or watch the whole sequence. You can buy the CD so you can take it on the boat with you

Animated Knots by Grog

Thanks.

Nice site!

I did see this though.

"Overboard: The Rolling Hitch has been promoted as the only knot to tie in the following unlikely but critical circumstance: while sailing alone you fall overboard and catch hold of the line which you have prudently left trailing astern and find yourself hanging on with difficulty. Before you tire, you manage to bring the bitter end of the rope around your back. You then have to tie a suitable knot to make a loop around you. A bowline cannot be tied under load. Two half hitches will slide and constrict you. The Rolling Hitch is the answer. Even as the second turn is tucked "up" into the correct place, the major strain is taken and the final half hitch can be tied with less urgency."

here - http://www.animatedknots.com/rolling...ww.sailnet.com


Not true. I can do it easily and quicker than the rolling hitch I believe.

I do not have a video and it would be hard to explain in text - for me anyway.
04-19-2007 12:06 AM
jrd22
Knots(the rope kind)

Don't know if this site has been posted here before, but in case it hasn't, here it is. Animated pics of most knots you need, pretty neat, you can view each stage or watch the whole sequence. You can buy the CD so you can take it on the boat with you

Animated Knots by Grog

 
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