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    I found this today. May be better than just making it up as you go, which is what I usually do.

    http://www.netknots.com/html/paddling_knots.html

    I'm still not sure what makes a knot a paddling knot or not.
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    Great link. Off to put it in the links thread now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue
    I found this today. May be better than just making it up as you go, which is what I usually do.

    http://www.netknots.com/html/paddling_knots.html

    I'm still not sure what makes a knot a paddling knot or not.

    I used to be a bit of an anorak about knots. Luckily I've forgotten most of them, especially the caving ones.

    Now I work on the assumption that if I can tie it and it works then it is a paddling knot. Given that paddling ropes are all sooo weak just about anything my granny could tie will do.

    But it is real nice to have a neat knot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue
    I found this today. May be better than just making it up as you go, which is what I usually do.
    Excellent, I'm glad it's not just me that does this.

    I find that I come up with some really nice knots completely at random like this. I also find that I come up with some really bad or strange knots like this too of course, either self-loosening knots that kinda just fall out, or never to be undone self-tightening versions seem to be the favourites ...



    Good find on the link.

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    I am sure Bill Mason said that he really only knows how to do a simple knot but if it is important he ties lots of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiKelly
    I am sure Bill Mason said that he really only knows how to do a simple knot but if it is important he ties lots of them
    Excellent advice.
    That sounds ideal, I like him more by the day.


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    Here's another one...


    http://www.animatedknots.com/index.p...e=LogoGrog.jpg

    Can't recall who directed me to it first.

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    trouble is with tying more knots is that it's a right b*****r to get them undone quickly!

    really there are only a half dozen knots you need to learn.
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