View Poll Results: How many 'knots' can you tie?

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Thread: How many knots can you tie?

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    Question How many knots can you tie?

    How many knots can you tie?

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    Without thinking about it much, eight or ten. That's enough for most things.
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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    Lots. The more knots you tie on something, the less likely it’ll come loose.

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    'Bout 10 straight off, two or three more with instructions to jog my memory.
    Does a Turks Head count?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    Well over 20.

    Do variations, like the double sheet bend, count? If so, over 30.

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    are these in the count?

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    No comment! I do it for a living.
    Jay

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    If you don’t know a knot, tie a lot.

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    are these in the count?

    In my world a Prince Albert has whole different meaning.
    Back to knots, having a life playing with boats, rock climbing and fishing, I know quite few, but regularly use around 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    In my world a Prince Albert has whole different meaning.
    Back to knots, having a life playing with boats, rock climbing and fishing, I know quite few, but regularly use around 15.
    I now wish I had not googled "a Prince Albert" images.

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    "If you don't know a knot, tie a lot" leads to what a now departed WWII navy vet friend of mine called "hatchet knots". The only way to untie them was with a hatchet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    I now wish I had not googled "a Prince Albert" images.

    There are some things best left unknown.
    Just the tip of the iceberg
    In your part of the world beading is more likely, tattoos weren't the only thing sailors did.
    Last edited by artif; 12-19-2019 at 03:07 PM.

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    Once you get a handle on knots, and can tie a dozen or so, plus variations, you start to improvise. When you are confronted by a situation, you explore in your mind how you would deploy rope to tackle it, and you come up with new ways to configure and load it.

    It's not like memorizing a book of knots. It's more like grabbing a tool and using it in weird new ways.

    Like welding something on to a wrench. That's what you do with rope -- only unplugged.

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    My tie, my shoes, a boland, half hitch and a square knot.
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    I'm assuming the requirement is from memory, not looking at a book.
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    This is the sort of thing I hire out.

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    Knot a lot.

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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    Not nearly as many as Republicans.
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    Default Re: How many knots can you tie?

    About 10, I figure.
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