Discussion in 'Forestry Community' started by RI Chevy, Jun 12, 2016.
What kind of rope do you use? And what thickness?
Bowlines are awesome. All depends on use. A bend, like the Zeppelin, Carrick, Alpine Butterfly, sheet, etc are for joining two ropes together.
A bowline is for making a loop in a single rope. It is essentially the same thing as a sheet bend, only with a single rope instead of two.
Does the Carrick untie as easily too?
It sure does, and I think it works better than the Zeppelin if the two ropes are different sizes.
Here's a little video of me tying it.
Ever tie a bowline by making a slip knot, passing a bite throug the loop and then pulling the ends of the slip knot pulling the bite through?
Can be tied backwards!!!!!!!
Did it 50+ years ago for a Boy Scout knot tying relay.
Scoutmaster stopped and scratched his head.
Yes! You can attach a bowline to something incredibly quickly by setting it up like that!
I'll see if I can find a video.
I don't tie much anymore because the weight involved it's chain sets and big straps.
Climbing Arborist used to have the computer automated knot tying examples. Good stuff. Sherrill might have the basic knots you need.
What thickness rope are you pulling with a truck? I just snapped a 1 inch Tenex sling with a truck.
I think it was 9/16 rope. Not very big, but had high break resistance. lol
I asked the rope to do more than it was designed to do. I am looking at some 1" or larger triple braided nylon boat rope to replace it.
Why boat rope? Use Arborist rope.
The price is right. Lol
What arborist rope do you suggest?
I snapped some 1" before with the truck. It was safety line I later found out. Rated for under 10K. Front diff locker is hard on stuff. I was trying to upright a cut off uproot blown over. Now I stick to the that core-less static line 3/4 double braid in red. Similar to Amsteel Blue, tough stuff!
Thanks for the help and the link.
A friend of mine who works for Tuffleberger gave me the strongest rope they made for treework. That was about 10 years ago. Lol supposedly had about 20K tensile strength.
I think I need the 1" stuff. About 38K.
Try a bowline on a bight breaks a little easier after heavy tension, just remember a knot robs up to 70% of strength, a spliced eye retains 70+
Ok. Cool. Thanks.
That is good advice and wisdom to live by. Buy your line as a hank instead of a straight shot. You will thank my later after all the "pulling" is done. A thimble added will save the eye loop from tear out and overstress during heavy loads. A sweat shirt at mid-line keeps breakoffs tame.
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