How to Tie a Heaving Line Knot




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Welcome to my How to Knot tutorial, I will be showing you how to tie a heaving line knot. This knot can be used in activities such as camping or sailing and even just general usage. This knot is typically used to add weight to the end of a rope for throwing or add bulk.

Be sure to check out the descriptive video at the end to help for further understand.

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Step 1:

Start by creating a loop.

Wrap the working end around four times. More can be done depend on how much weight or bulk is desired.

Now feed the working end through the loop.

Tight and dress the knot accordingly.

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    5 Discussions

    How to Knot

    1 year ago

    Wow, you are quite hostile in this community. Looking in your comment history, there is not shortage of your rude behaviour.

    3 replies
    How to KnotLogixal

    Reply 11 months ago

    The comment was removed, it was a distasteful reply on my tutorial.


    Reply 1 year ago

    fishhead455 - your use of the word imposter is not valid here.
    A quick internet search shows this is a valid type of heaving line knot, as is the monkey's fist. Heaving line knot refers to a family of knots, not just one version. I suspect this type is more likely used by pleasure craft owners than deep sea sailors (small boats, lighter lines, different reasons for heaving a line).


    1 year ago

    I use this knot all the time!