15th August 23:32
Heres a link to some animated knots online.
There is an animation of the spider knot, if you can understand it your a
better man than me :-)
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15th August 23:32
I don't think I know the first, or not under that name.
The Bimini twist is easier to describe than draw:
Make an arms-length bight by doubling back the end of your running line,
hold the end of the bight and the standing part together in one hand.
From here on it is vital that you keep strain on both ends or the whole lot
will collapse into a birdsnest.
Put your other hand through the loop and start putting twists in by rotating
your wrist - about the time your wrist threatens to drop off - say 40-60
twists stop twizzling and hook the loop over something solid - some folks use
their knee or a foot but furniture is equally good.
With your free, numb-wristed hand take the end of the line keeping the standing
part in the other. Pull your hands apart so that all the twists run down
the line closing the loop tightly around whatever you hitched it over.
Harder than that. Yes, that's better ;-)
Now comes the important bit:
Ease (slowly, do -not- let go) the strain on the end of the line so that the
turns you pulled out go back -on top- of the turns already in the knot - the
result is a double layer of turns with the free end (still rather long)
coming off at the loop end of the now tubular knot.
Make a half hitch around the two strands of the loop, then two more around
just one strand of the loop. The knot is now finished and you can release
the strain and trim the end.
Some people like to put a couple of half hitches on the other side too,
that's fine but don't figure of eight the end as some do as that will not
finish the knot properly if the loop is ever pulled open.
Hth, cheerio, --