Machpoint005 Posted October 8, 2014 Report Share Posted October 8, 2014 What I call a clove hitch is forming 2 loops, then popping them over the bollard with the lower one uppermost (if you get my meaning!) It may depend on the nature of the rope and the diameter of the bollard but under strong tension I have never known it to slip. Mind you, a knot that is perfectly adequate for inland waterways might not withstand say a night at anchor in a rough sea. But then again there is no need to to use an ocean-proof knot on a canal! Yeah, that's the one. Perhaps its ability to slip depends on the rope type? That would explain the differences of opinion. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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