How To: Tie the trucker's hitch knot for boating

Tie the trucker's hitch knot for boating

Learn how to tie the trucker's hitch knot. The trucker's hitch knot is one of those boating knots that once you learn it, you wonder how you ever got along without it! Use this knot to cinch down a load on you car top, boat, horseback, you name it. This combination of knots allows the line to be pulled tight as a guitar string. Tie off one end of rope. Lay rope over load to be tied down. Tie a slippery half hitch knot in the middle of the line to form a small loop. With the free end make a turn around a fitting and bring the free end back up to the loop in the line. Feed through and pull the line very tight. Secure the knot with the tension in the line with one or two half hitches (over hand knots) tied snug to the loop. Voila! The trucker's hitch knot!

Tie the trucker's hitch knot for boating

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