I have been in the position of the guy at the far right, but in much smoother water. It's exciting to retrieve the gasket stowed at the end of that wildly canted, gyrating yardarm, and slightly more comforting to see rushing water below you instead of wood and iron.Originally Posted by NCPatrick
I skimmed over the Chinese Button Knot without seeing what it really is... if I had glanced at the picture, I would have recognized the tell-tale Carrick bend tied in hand. As it is, the one I was seeking is on the very next page from the one I have been using!
My children got both their looks and their brains from their mother... I know they did, because I still have mine!
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
I don't know if anyone's interested, but I put up a short how-to on how to tie the Lanyard Knot.
It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Formerly known as Acercanto, my trail name is MacGuyver to some, and Pucker Factor to others.
It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness. - Randy Glasbergen
Personally, to me, I'm not too worried about abrasion with amsteel, because it's such a slick line, but I also don't mind the weight of a couple of 'biners.
Has anyone used nacrabiners to connect their tarp ridgelines after wrapping around the tree. My current setup involves wrapping around the tree, then running through the fi9 9 ad cranking it down tight, then wrapping to secure. Im trying to replace the fig 9, but having trouble figuring out how to do it with nacras, thanks.
Been making these, Fun as hell.
Been using the lanyard knot but didn't like the two tails sticking out.
Here's a close up of the knot. and the buried tail.
1) I have the loop burried for it to cinch up on nice and clean.
2) Immediately after the bury I start the lanyard knot and gently finnesse it down to the exit of the burry. In messing ith this it sometimes pulled the buried line and altering the loop on the other side. so I use a small vice clamp (set just firm enough to keep the line from sliding through) and clamp right behind the exit point. This really allows me to yank and pull on the elements of the knot without worrying about messing up the loop behind it.
3) Once the knot is situated I bury one tail through the other.
4) (Not pictured, and still perfecting) I then take some kevlar thread and whip about 1/3" of the combined tail nice and tight. Beyond the whipping by 1/4" I cut the tail and trim it up nicely then fluff up the fibers like a cotton ball
I've also made several Nacrabiners over the past few days. I've made several of mine that have the ability to 'lock' by adding a small section of whipping that slides up and down. I got the idea from Grizz's videos.
“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett
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