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Excess Outhaul Rope. What Knot?
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rigitrite wrote:
I don't have a picture of it, but you basically just wrap the line around the end of the boom on a straight part in a tight coil, loosen it just a bit, stuff the end back under all the coils, pull tight, and then twist the entire "assembly" like you're reving a motorcycle. This was described to me 30 years ago as a "Gorge trick", and I've been using it ever since. You can coil alot of line in a very small space in a very short time with this trick, and it stays put.


Nail knot, commonly used for fishing and archery.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://www.netknots.com/application/files/9114/5795/7915/nail-knot.jpg&imgrefurl=https://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/nail-knot&h=498&w=727&tbnid=X87PW7ZpYGZHmM:&tbnh=144&tbnw=211&usg=__Z3E1jZhFabFklmYzH-TJe8lQvfA%3D&vet=10ahUKEwibh7PbzOzaAhUF1oMKHZDAAEwQ9QEIKzAA..i&docid=3-vrFsGleBiMQM&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibh7PbzOzaAhUF1oMKHZDAAEwQ9QEIKzAA
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rigitrite wrote:
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://www.netknots.com/application/files/9114/5795/7915/nail-knot.jpg&imgrefurl=https://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/nail-knot&h=498&w=727&tbnid=X87PW7ZpYGZHmM:&tbnh=144&tbnw=211&usg=__Z3E1jZhFabFklmYzH-TJe8lQvfA%3D&vet=10ahUKEwibh7PbzOzaAhUF1oMKHZDAAEwQ9QEIKzAA..i&docid=3-vrFsGleBiMQM&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibh7PbzOzaAhUF1oMKHZDAAEwQ9QEIKzAA


Nail Knot. BEAUTY!

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You shouldn't have more than 6" extra. Cut off any more than that. Then just tie a simple slip knot at the end so you can pop it free easily to adjust on the water.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tie a bowline... makes it easy to make adjustments on the water
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a butcher's knot. If you know how to wrap a roast, you know this knot. It's also called a Caterpillar Sinnet. It's benefit is it's almost impossible to jam thus almost always easy to open and can be pulled apart with one hand. I use this to shorten the end of my adjustable outhaul line before racing.

You start near the boom end. Start to make a half hitch but only pull an inch or two of the line through the loop that is near the boom. Cinch it tight making a new loop. Push some line through that loop and tighten, forming a new loop through with you push some line and tighten . . . etc.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/QImm5vkf8To

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím afraid to measure the excess in the event it many be longer than 6inches.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DanWeiss wrote:
Use a butcher's knot. If you know how to wrap a roast, you know this knot. It's also called a Caterpillar Sinnet. It's benefit is it's almost impossible to jam thus almost always easy to open and can be pulled apart with one hand. I use this to shorten the end of my adjustable outhaul line before racing.

You start near the boom end. Start to make a half hitch but only pull an inch or two of the line through the loop that is near the boom. Cinch it tight making a new loop. Push some line through that loop and tighten, forming a new loop through with you push some line and tighten . . . etc.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/QImm5vkf8To


Thanks Dan! I like this idea.

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