Subscibe Our Newsletter

Move your mouse over me

Follow Us
advertise with us


Hitches - Sailor's Hitch - Gripping Sailor's Hitch

Draws up without having to work the hitch snug to form a strong, secure hitch that will not jam. It may be used as a way to tie a smaller rope to a very large rope.

(The smaller rope should pull left when tied as shown here.)

Push a bight through the final tuck to form a Slipped Sailor's Hitch.

As an interesting exercise, you might try tying this hitch as a loop knot and see what happens.  Just loop around the rope and hitch the rope to itself.  The loop would form to the left when tied as shown here.

This hitch is a modification of the Sailor's Hitch that allows a lengthwise pull on smooth spar, even if tapered. This hitch even outperforms the Icicle Hitch in this regard. Ensure that the hitch is tight before applying the lengthwise pull.

(The pull should be steady.)



Please Share!

Other Pages you May Like



Forgot Password     Signup


About | Sitemap | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement

Helping Scout leaders one resource at a time...

Managed by SRsquare and Generously hosted by ServerWarp

Materials found on the InsaneScouter's Website © 1998 - 2019 may be reproduced and used by all Scouting volunteers for anything consistent with Scouting and Guiding Organizations. Unless otherwise noted on the page. If you believe we are republishing your copyrighted material without permission, please Contact Us including the link/url to have it removed or your copyright information added.

Please be advised that InsaneScouter is NOT affiliated with any Scouting or Guiding Organization.

All opinions expressed on these pages are those of the original authors. All holdings are subject to this Disclaimer.