Mooring hitch

Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions
 
Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions
1. Make a turn around a post and then form a loop with the free end exiting the loop on the inside.
Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions
2. Grasp a section of the free end to form a loop and pull part way behind the standing end.
Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions
3. Continue by partway pulling through the new loop.
Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions
4. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the standing line. Release the knot by pulling the free end.
Mooring hitch step by step how to tie instructions

Description

A good temporary knot. Can be released quickly with a tug on the free end.

Use

Used as a quick release temporary knot.

Releasing

Quick release

Security

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.

Tying

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.

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