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Taut-Line Hitch

The taut-line hitch is an adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension. It is useful when the length of a line will need to be periodically adjusted in order to maintain tension. It is made by tying a rolling hitch around the standing part after passing around an anchor object. Tension is maintained by sliding the hitch to adjust size of the loop, thus changing the effective length of the standing part without retying the knot.

Four steps in creating Taut-line hitch en:ABOK #1800, based Rolling Hitch(1) #1734.

Date 2006-09-24 (original upload date)
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