So just going to switch to this system.
Any more discussion on a better knot, or is the biner in the marlin spike (as long as the standing end is pulled through) still the accepted knot?
And now, I don't have to use the Trucker's Hitch.
The MSH was never meant to be used with a toggle as a means of hanging a bight over the MSH itself. Instead, the purpose was to insert a rod in a line that could be used as a handle to hold onto and/or pull on the line (as opposed to trying to hold the line directly with your hands, which could cause some serious rope burns). Often times the inserted rod was actually--you guessed it--a marlin spike.
In this sense, using a 'biner in a MSH is actually a heck of a lot closer to its *originally* intended purpose compared to the toggle/whoopie setup.
Please be sure, though, to set the MSH up by pulling the standing end through as that is the only correct way to tie this hitch. As shown in one of the vids posted, if you pull the working end through to make the bight where your 'biner hooks through, you're likely to have a problem.
I tied a Solomon Bar for each whoopie so after I get the right length I just slide the Solomon Bar up to the marlin spike so the whoopie can't really go anywhere. I will try to get a pic tomorrow to better show what I mean.
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Thanks for posting, this is going to save me some headaches.
I do something similar, but instead of clipping the biner trough a Marlin Spike Hitch, I clove hitch the webbing to the biner. Super easy to loosen/untie, even after heavy loading. I use this on my slackline setup which regularly sees over 500 lbs of tension.
Last night I tied my newly made mule tape straps to the carabineer using a simple overhand knot with a loop. It held just fine.
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