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Useful Knots

Sheet Bend

Sheet Bend Step 6

Used for joining two ropes of similar thickness.

 

Sheet Bend Step 1

Step 1

Make a bight in the rope or tarp.

(Tip: Twist the corner of the tarp to make the bight)

Tarp Sheet Bend Step 1

Step 1

Sheet Bend Step 2

Step 2

Pass the rope under the bight.

Tarp Sheet Bend Step 2

Step 2

Sheet Bend Step 3

Step 3

Pass the end of the rope over the bight.

Tarp Sheet Bend Step 3

Step 3

Sheet Bend Step 4

Step 4

Pass the end of the rope under the bight.

Tarp Sheet Step 4

Step 4

Sheet Bend Step 5

Step 5

Pass the end of the rope under the the standing part as shown.

Tarp Sheet Bend Step 5a

Step 5

Sheet Bend Step 6

Step 6

Tighten and check knot.  The loose rope ends should be on the same side of the knot.

 

Tarp Sheet Bend Step 6b

Step 6

Double Sheet Bend

For a more secure knot pass the end of the rope under the tarp and through the standing part.  Tighten

Tarp Double Sheet Bend

Step 7

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