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Heaving Line Knot

How to tie the Heaving Line Knot. The Heaving Line Knot adds bulk and weight to the end of a rope, making it easier to throw the line. The number of turns is optional.

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Heaving Line Knot Tying Instructions

  • Make a two bights next to each other in opposite directions at the end of a rope. Make the bights approximately the desired size of the finished knot. Leave plenty of rope for the working end to make the wraps needed next.
  • Pass the working end through the top bight and wrap around both strands of that bight only.
  • Continue making wraps but now encircle all three strands working down the ropes.
  • Pass the working end through the opening of the bottom bight to finish theknot.
  • Tighten the knot by first pulling up on the top loop, then pull down on the standing line.

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