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How to tie the Marl Knot and Marline Hitching. MARLINE HITCHING is used to secure long bundles, such as a roll of carpet. The advantage of using the Marline Hitch is that, because it uses a series of Overhand Knots, when force is applied, they tend to tighten down and hold the surrounding knots in place.

The running bowline is simply a bowline tied around the standing part of the line, while the marl is formed beneath it on the piece. Finish the Marline Hitching off with a securing knot such as a Constrictor Knot.

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Marl Knot Tying Instructions

  1. Tie a Running Bowline around the end of the log or branch. When pulled tight, it will cinch down to secure the log.

  2. Run the rope a short way down the below the Running Bowline and wrap around the log. Feed end of rope under the wrap just made, effectively tying an overhand knot.

  3. Repeat once or twice more.
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