Bowline on a Bight, How to Tie, Quick and Easy Knot ?

Bowline on a BightHow to Tie a Bowline on a Bight, Quick and Easy Knot ?






How to Tie a Bowline on a Bight

The Bowline on the Bight is tied in the bight or middle of a line, usually when both ends are inaccessible and when the strain is expected to come from both standing parts. It makes a good line sling, or boatswains chair, because the doubled loop is more comfortable to sit in than a single loop.

When tying a Bowline on a Bight, care should be taken to ensure that the correct loop is passed round over the two standing ends. Ensure that you check the security of the Bowline on a Bight prior to using in a real life scenario. It is possible to use the wrong loop and you and up with a dangerous knot.

Double Bowline on a Bight

This Bowline is also known as the Double Bowline on a Bight. Not sure why the word Double was dropped, as there is a Single Bowline on a Bight, which yes you guessed it, only has one loop.


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