Stuart E Grainger – A very common and widely used hitch, but not to be trusted where the direction of pull may change much, because the Clove Hitch can easily be made to slip back upon itself. Excellent for securing things from a rail.
Geoffery Budworth – A fast easy way to secure a line to a stanchion or spar. Often used to secure fenders over the side, it is not completely secure and will loosen if the standing part is jiggled.
Gordon Perry – The Clove Hitch can also be used to make a line fast to a ring. It is easy to adjust when the weight if off the line, so is particularly useful if the length of line needs to be adjusted. Leave a long enough working end so that it will not pull through the knot. Alternatively seize or tape or Half Hitch the working end to the standing part.