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How To Tie Popular Knots

Tiller's Hitch

A tiller is the "steering wheel" of a sailing vessel and is simply a long handle
that's attached to the top of the boat's rudder (the piece in the water that causes
the boat to change direction when it is moved). Sailor's want to have CONTROL
over that tiller for it can mean disaster if it's not under control. However, not all
things are perfect at sea (or life) and sometimes you have to make a "second-best"
decision, like having to leave the tiller for a moment. You simply can't leave the tiller
"loose" so the next best thing is to tie it down, hopefully in a position that will have
the boat moving in the direction you want it to be going while you aren't holding the
tiller for that short interval. So what kind of knot could you use that would be a good
holding knot, YET IMMEDIATELY RELEASABLE WHEN YOU GET BACK
TO IT? The Tiller's Hitch, as a sheetbend would probably slip.

Info contributed by Bill, from Clifton VA

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since 1922

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