A good temporary knot. Can be released quickly with a tug on the free end.
Used as a quick release temporary knot.
The Mooring Hitch holds fast under load yet comes apart instantly with a pull of the tag end.
Entanglement of the free tail with the moving load can trigger abrupt release.
Quick release knots should not be used for critical applications.
1. Make a turn around a post and then form a loop with the free end exiting the loop on the inside.
2. Grasp a section of the free end to form a loop and pull part way behind the standing end.
3. Continue by partway pulling through the new loop.
4. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the standing line. Release the knot by pulling the free end.