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How To Tie Popular Knots

Killick Hitch

A killick is the name for an anchor for a small boat that could be constructed in a
relatively short period of time. Three or four "L" shaped pieces of wood - from the
limbs of trees - and a large rock or stone plus rope/twine were used in the construction.
The stone was positioned between the wood and securely fastened with the rope or
twine. The killick knot secured the anchor rope to the wooden part of the "killick".
The weight of the stone was enough to sink it and the outward facing parts of the
wood dug into the sea floor. A very serviceable anchor.

Information about this knot was contributed by Frank Fitzpatrick.

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Troop

Seven

since 1922

George Merrick Troop 7 of Coral Gables
1107 South Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134 USA
phone: 305-443-7973 ? e-mail:

meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm

sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables and the George Merrick Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables

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