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
- Tie a Running Bowline around the end of the log or branch. When pulled tight, it will cinch down to secure the log.
- 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.
- Repeat once or twice more.