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You could whip the two ends together or back to the knot itself.
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I have tried a Turks Head before and been able to tie it, but how do you finish it off so the ends don't show, but the knot stays together. I would like to end up with a professional look!

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Tuck the tag ends of the strands back through the turkshead and leave them tucked underneath.

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You could use a constrictor knot to hold the bag shut, and then put a turks head or other decorative knot over it. Opening it would be a bit tough, but it'd look pretty.
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Leave the ends a bit long and buried under the knot itself. A couple of stitches with sail twine, or finer thread, where the two ends finish, tieing them into the other strands will secure it. Some put a thinned coat of varnish over the finished knot, which soaks in and aids in keeping it secure.
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I'm still trying to figure out why you need a knot on the wheel to know if you are steering a straight course ... but then I have always been a little slow...
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Sailormann You can glance at the wheel and tell were the rudder is how much weather helm you have, good trimming aid. You dont have to be behind the wheel to see a insturment. and you can feel it with out looking at the wheel.

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I believe Sailormann is of the tape variety, as am I. If you can figure the formula out, you can even put tape on either side to see when you are sailing up to your potential.
I also believe that he misspoke when he said "slow" as he is a CS owner and could not have possibly been taking about his boat.
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you can even put tape on either side to see when you are sailing up to your potential.
I thoght that was what the tape on the door jam was for


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Thanks Sailingdog and Sailaway, I'll give it a try.

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