Description — An underhand loop toggled to the st anding part with a bight made in the running end.
Use — To securely tie off a rope so that it can be quickly untied, especially a small boat to a dock or piling.
Comments — A secure knot that is easily tied or untied in wet or dry rope; when properly tied a non closing loop is formed, this allows the hitch to move up or down a piling as the water level changes.
- Take a bight around an object.
- Form an underhand loop in the running part.
- Place the eye of the underhand loop over the standing part.
- Pull a bight of the standing part through the eye of the underhand loop.
- Pull the underhand loop tight around the bight.
- Place the running part under the eye of the bight that was pulled through the underhand loop.
- Pull a bight of the running part through the eye of the standing part bight.
- Pull on the standing part to tighten the standing part bight around the running part bight.