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    Quote Originally Posted by JCINMA View Post
    How dare you call me a LANDlubber! I'm a treelubber
    Just for fun...

    It's a common misconception that "lubber" is a derivation of "lover," but thre's no connection.
    A lubber is actually a person who's a clumsy, useless oaf.

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    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
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    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberrr View Post
    Just for fun...

    It's a common misconception that "lubber" is a derivation of "lover," but thre's no connection.
    A lubber is actually a person who's a clumsy, useless oaf.

    So when the Missus starts describing me using the aforementioned words (and a string of synonyms tacked on for good measure), I can just tell her to say "lubber" and be done with it?

    If you never hear from me again, you'll know I made the suggestion
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    one handed bo'-line or bowline

    With the video, I prefer the table top version.The around the body style has the opportunity to tighten on your hand or wrist if the line is pulled from above too early, sometimes causing damage to the limb.
    The bowline can be under load and then usually easily untied. as is not the case with other types of knots which sometimes become knife knots as that is the only thing to loosen them.
    Like anything for both adults and youth, practice is best for all knots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    ...how not to look like a landlubber even though we are
    Speak for yourself!
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Finishing or securing bowlines

    Most kont advice suggests securing the free end of the line with a couple of half hitches.

    As memory serves I saw this variation in a British climbing publication maybe 40 years ago, but I have not been able to find reference to it since. Hence, I am now referring to it as "Jim's Bowline". At least, until some lawyer sends me a cease and desist letter.

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    Thank you Knotty! Love to learn knots, but am not instinctively good at them. Really appreciate the perspective on the lark's head, and how to not be mistaken for a land lubber, which I now know thanks to Timberrr is a clumsy, useless, land-walking oaf! Good stuff.

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    [QUOTE=Jsaults;535382]Most kont advice suggests securing the free end of the line with a couple of half hitches.

    As memory serves I saw this variation in a British climbing publication maybe 40 years ago, but I have not been able to find reference to it since. Hence, I am now referring to it as "Jim's Bowline". At least, until some lawyer sends me a cease and desist letter.


    I think that is called a Double Bowline. I can't find it in http://www.animatedknots.com/ , but I know I saw it somewhere.

    This is a great site by the way. When I was trying to quit smoking I needed to do something with my hands, (hay knot tieing). I am still not as proficient, as say Knotty, but I can tie a few more knots than before.
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    Great videos,........ landlubber.

    Whooo......buddy.


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    Veto 65: No, not a double.

    A true double bowline results in two main loops being formed. My variation simply secures the tail, and results in a single main loop.

    Jim

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    Good videos. I use both knots a lot but never equated the lark's head to the square knot. Thanks.
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