This hitch draws up without having to
work the hitch snug to form a stable, secure hitch that will not jam.
It may be used as a way to tie a smaller rope to a very large rope. The
smaller rope should pull left when tied as shown here. Push a bight through the final tuck to form a Slipped Sailor's Hitch.
The Sailor's Hitch, appropriately enough, can also serve as an efficient cleat hitch.
just an interesting exercise, you might try tying this hitch (and the
next) as a loop knot and see what happens. Just loop around the
rope and hitch the rope to itself. The loop would form to the
left when tied as shown here
hitch is a modification of the Sailor's Hitch that allows a lengthwise
pull on a smooth spar, even if tapered. This hitch outperforms
the Icicle Hitch in this regard. Ensure that the hitch is tight before
applying the lengthwise pull. This hitch works best if the pull
is steady. You can increase the grip by placing rubber under the
hitch to increase the coefficient of friction.
|Gripping Sailor's Hitch|
cf. ABoK #1688