Sailing Basics - How to Tie the Rigger's Hitch Sailing Knot

Visit http://www.skippertips.com for more sailing tips and boating safety techniques. If you use high tech synthetic sailing rope, you might need a sailing knot that holds like a barnacle on a boat bottom. Here's another way to tie the rolling hitch that you can use right now to make sailing or cruising easier. Grab some line and give it a try! Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at https://www.skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Discover how you can gain instant access to hundreds of sailing articles, videos, FREE e-Books and much more!

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Visit http://www.skippertips.com for more sailing tips and boating safety techniques. If you use high tech synthetic sailing rope, you might need a sailing knot that holds like a barnacle on a boat bottom. Here's another way to tie the rolling hitch that you can use right now to make sailing or cruising easier. Grab some line and give it a try! Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at https://www.skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Discover how you can gain instant access to hundreds of sailing articles, videos, FREE e-Books and much more!

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tanguerochas
tanguerochas - 6 years ago
How is this different from a midshipman's hitch?
Captain John's Skipper Tips
Captain John's Skipper Tips - 6 years ago
Same thing. Rigger and author Brion Toss calls this version the "Rigger's Hitch". Wikipedia says this: "The adjustable loop forms of the rolling hitch and Magnus hitch, in addition to being called either of those two names, have also come to be known variously as the taut-line hitch, tent-line hitch, rigger's hitch, adjustable hitch, or midshipman's hitch."
spelunkerd
spelunkerd - 8 years ago
I found the various iterations of the rolling hitch to be confusing, especially so when you can slide a turn down the pole and convert one variant into another. Perhaps I don't understand. Animated knots describes this as the Ashley version II of the rolling hitch, which as you say is better for rope on rope applications. This is the version I decided to call my rolling hitch, and I try to forget other variants because I think they are inferior. It seems like a great choice when you get a binding wrap on the winch and need to take pressure off the winch to straighten it without waiting for the next tack.
Captain John's Skipper Tips
Captain John's Skipper Tips - 8 years ago
+spelunkerd This version would be a great choice when working with today's high-tech synthetics. Knots do not hold as well in some exotics because their outer core is so slippery. Thanks for your post.
Brian
Brian - 8 years ago
nice

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