Knots!

I’ve been teaching myself weaving so I can do some little projects on Turtle Chaser. Recently I learned the basic Turks Head knot. This is a great knot that can be used for a variety of things. I am using it on the new folding wheel to mark the rudder center. The Turks Head knot looks a little like an Irish knot but is simpler to construct. It only took me a few hours and endless You Tube videos to get it down. Once you have the pattern the knot flows easily. Don’t be discouraged! I found that by getting into the flow of the knot it was much easier than trying to learn the steps. The video that finally got it to click for me was this one: How To Tie A 3L 4B Turk’s Head Knot With Paracord.

The next knot project is wrapping the ladder handle on the transom for a better grip. I think I’ll go with a Spiral Hitch aka French Hitch. There are a lot of videos at You Tube that show you step by step how to do this.

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