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    Quote Originally Posted by BULL321 View Post
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    shhhewww... thank you this thing was making my head hurt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRUCK61 View Post
    This is the site you need. It lays everything out for you real easy. Ignore all the morons with the mildly funny Vol jokes, and what not. Just practice tying your knots. then when you get them slap your rents upside the head for being clueless to how rope works.
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    Wink Sailors

    Yachtsmen are constantly tying knots for different applications. Visit their websites for marlinspike knot tying. Get yourself a 'fid kit' for slicing. To them they call it 'line' and rope is made out of wire. The best can handsplice line into rope. The above posters did get some of the directions wrong though. For northern knots your gonna have to hang your head upside down to tie them correctly when in your hemisphere. That is why you see 12 Meter teams like NZ Kiwi Majic hanging over their booms upside down when tying their running rigging here in the northern latitudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam24u View Post
    Yachtsmen are constantly tying knots for different applications. That is why you see 12 Meter teams like NZ Kiwi Majic hanging over their booms upside down when tying their running rigging here in the northern latitudes.

    So, You saw this during a 12 meter Race on the North Platte, Right??........
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    Ropes are for wusses.

    Just use duct tape. No stinking knots to worry about.
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    Question Uhhh..............

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Ropes are for wusses.

    Just use duct tape. No stinking knots to worry about.


    I would assume that you've never rappelled with Duct Tape........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I would assume that you've never rappelled with Duct Tape........
    You cannot be suggesting that one couldn't rappel with duct tape, are you?
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    Hmmm almost sounds like
    "You don't need a parachute to skydive, you only need one if you want to do it at least twice"

    That being said, all praise the mightyness of Duct tape!!

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