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  • Love the trucker's hitch, I use it all the time.

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    Kenneth Purdy
    Hobie 16
    Nacra 5.2 (2)
    Banshee
    First Coast, Florida
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  • first off: what the hell is wrong with that guy in the first video ... lol

    secondly - i don't think those are "true" truckers hitches

    I do use the first version - in the second video: That is what i use to secure my cat to trailer, (and my forestay to my Portuguese turnbuckle, and a million other places) with the exception i finish it with rolling hitches vs 1/2 hitches. 1/2hitches can vibrate free, rolling hitches get tighter with stress and movement (although still able to untie without too much work)

    this is what i "Think" is the actual truckers hitch
    http://www.animatedknots.com/imagesprelim/truckers_hitch.jpg
    http://www.animatedknots.…tedknots.com#ScrollPoint



    Edited by MN3 on May 17, 2017 - 09:43 AM.
  • Good stuff. You truly learn something new every day!

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    Marty
    1984 Hobie 16 "Yellow Fever"
    Opelika, Al / Lake Martin
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  • QuoteGood stuff. You truly learn something new every day!

    This is a great knot for sailors
  • One of my favorite knots, as it achieves ratchet strap tension. I am sort of a knot-knerd!

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    John

    Marstrom Tornado
    Hobie Wave

    CT
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  • Ditto on one of my favorite knots being the truckers hitch.
    Learned it from brother in law, who was former trucker and couldn't believe I went 30 years as sailor and didn't know it before he showed me.

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    Supercat 15
    Windrider 17
    Several Sunfish and Sunfish clones
    Ratboat built from Zuma and Sunfish parts
    Shallow water sailor in the Delaware Bay
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