Clove hitch (laid)

 
In this post I show how to lay the clove hitch with words, images and on video. We use the laid clove hitch when we want to put it over something. For example over a mooring post or if we want to secure the tiller with a line.

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Follow these steps to lay the clove hitch: Again, I tie a figure-eight knot in one end of the line which marks the moored part of it. I lay a loop now where the loose part lies over the moored part …

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… and next to it a second loop …

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… where the loose part lies over the moored part.

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I push the loop that is closer to the lines end, here the right one, under the loop that is closer to the moored end of the line.

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I put both loops that are lying one on the other over my thumb, which serves as the post or the tiller.

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I pull on both parts of the line now and the laid clove hitch is finished.

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Practice the laid clove hitch till you are able to tie it with closed eyes.

All knots: Figure-eight knot | Square knot | Bowline knot | Cleat knot | Clove hitch | Clove hitch (laid) | Clove hitch (thrown) | Sheet bend | Double-sheet-bend | Round turn and two half hitches | Rolling hitch | Cleat with bowline knot

 

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