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Mooring Hitch

 

A Mooring Hitch is a secure knot that is easily tied or untied in wet or dry rope; when properly tied a non closing loop is formed, this allows the hitch to move up or down a piling as the water level changes. It is used to securely tie off a rope so that it can be quickly untied, especially a small boat to a dock or piling.

To Tie a Mooring Hitch:

Take a bight around an object. Mooring Hitch Photo 1
Form an underhand loop in the running part. mooring hitch photo 2
Place the eye of the underhand loop over the standing part. mooring hitch photo 3
Pull a bight of the standing part through the eye of the underhand loop. mooring hitch photo 4
Pull the underhand loop tight around the bight. mooring hitch photo 5

Place the running part under the eye of the bight that was pulled through the underhand loop.

mooring hitch photo 6
Pull a bight of the running part through the eye of the standing part bight. mooring hitch photo 7
Pull on the standing part to tighten the standing part bight around the running part bight. mooring hitch photo 8

 

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