How to tie the Marl Knot. The Marl is used with a running bowline to secure a log or branch close to its end.
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. A marl is formed by crossing the working end over the top of the standing part of the line, then up beneath it.
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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.