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Bowline On A Bight

How to tie the Bowline on a Bight Knot. This knot forms a bowline (secure loop) in the middle of a line. Useful when you want a non-slip loop but a free end is not handy or to provide two loops in the end of a line. This knot can be used as a sling or as a seat or bosum’s chair in an emergency rescue situation. The two loops can be worked to different sizes if needed.

The Bowline on a Bight is one of 23 essential rope knots included on the waterproof Pro-Knot Outdoor Knot Cards - click to see.

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tie a Bowline on a Bight


Bowline On A Bight Knot Tying Instructions

  • Double a section of line and form a loop or "eye" in the line.

  • Pass the free end up through the eye forming a double loop below the eye.

  • Spread open the free end and bring it down to the bottom of the double loop.

  • Pass over double loop and continue up to top of eye.

  • Seat the knot by pulling on the double loop while holding the standing line.


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