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I've seen this knot a lot in the Caribbean and a bit in France, but I can't find it in any book. It's very compact and it jams very tight over time, but I'm reluctant to use it at the masthead, because I don't know anything about it.

Anyone know what it's called and whether its secure to use as a hitch?

Thanks,
John
 

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Thanks, yes that's definitely it, although I'm never quite sure of the number of turns. There is one on my topping lift and it's great that it jams so tight that you never have to worry about that shackle jamming sideways.

Sounds like it should be good for my masthead halyard knot.

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John
 
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