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    Default Just 3 knots

    Bowline, Truckies hitch, constrictor knot.
    Covers pretty much all our general requirements ..... right ?
    Honourable mention to Clove hitch, Timber hitch, Sheet bend, Sheep shank & Highway mans hitch.

    Anyone got a favourite for any particular purpose ?

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    Default Re: Just 3 knots

    clove/half hitch & truckies hitch (which most don't do properly, dad owned a fleet of trucks & taught me when l was a nipper)
    normally dont like this goose but he's got it down pat here https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=Z8lQqUjlsEQ




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    Default Re: Just 3 knots

    Same... clove & half hitches & truckies hitch. Except I do mine differently (learnt off an old truckie that had a fleet of trucks too )

    But more & more using ratchet straps & bike tie down straps.

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    Default Re: Just 3 knots

    l've been told that ropes are actually illegal to tie a load with and straps must be used (NSW)....dont know if its true




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    Default Re: Just 3 knots

    Here's how I do my truckies hitch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-ew...ature=youtu.be

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    Default Re: Just 3 knots

    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    clove/half hitch & truckies hitch (which most don't do properly, dad owned a fleet of trucks & taught me when l was a nipper)
    normally dont like this goose but he's got it down pat here https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=Z8lQqUjlsEQ
    Poor old Scotty, I think he got his half & clove hitches mixed up ... lol.

    I think you can tie a truckies hitch as many ways as you can tie a loop in a line.
    Doesn't really matter as long as the loop is totally secure.
    The loop becomes a pulley which gives you the mechanical advantage which makes the truckies knot such a handy knot for tightening down.

    So many knots out there that achieve the same purpose.
    I just thought that these 3 were simple & would suit the almost every general situation ?

    Cheers Fred.

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    Default Re: Just 3 knots

    braid to mono not my favourite in fact I don't like tying braid at all

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    braid is a bugger...my eyes are getting too old




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    Default Re: Just 3 knots

    Braid to Mono this is what i use either as a PR or FG knot
    Strongest and thinnest knot you can use
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x81KU0IsMvs&t=95s

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    Default Re: Just 3 knots

    Quote Originally Posted by BeetleJuice View Post
    Braid to Mono this is what i use either as a PR or FG knot
    Strongest and thinnest knot you can use
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x81KU0IsMvs&t=95s
    agree, I use the fg for everything from 4lb to 60 lb .
    Honorable mention for an alberto knot if I am in a rush using 15lb or less.

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    Default Re: Just 3 knots

    Running Bowline is a good one if want to lower branches down or pull trees over

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