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Tying the Bowline on a Bight (Interactive Animation)
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Bowline on a Bight TyingIn the middle of a piece of rope, form a bight. Make a loop and pass the end of the bight through it. Open up the bight and bring it around the entire knot until it encircles both standing ends. Tighten to complete the knot.
Bowline on a Bight Details
Uses: The Bowline on a Bight (ABOK # 1080, p 195) makes a secure loop in the middle of a piece of rope. It does not slip or bind. It is satisfying to start with a plain length of rope and finish with a secure safe loop in its middle. See also the Alpine Butterfly.
Tying it: It should be easy to tie but because it is initially hard to visualize it can be confusing. This knot was one of the justifications for preparing these animations.
Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.