A knot with a few variations, but in essence all doing the same thing with the same concept. This knot is used to pull a line very tight with the use of mechanical advantage.
I have seen this knot tied with a slip knot, noose, or butterfly knot. Seen it Tied with an end or on the bight.
How to tie the above Trucker's Hitch:
How to Tie a Trucker's Hitch with a Butterfly, clove hitch and a slipknot:
- Affix one end.
- Tie a butterfly knot on the bight along the line.
- Pass the end though your loop/ring or whatever securing device you are using.
- Pass the end though the loop of the butterfly.
- Pull taught.
- Cinch with a half hitch, and a slipknot (to make it easy to untie).
The Loops act like sheaves allowing mechanical advantage on the line.
- Affix one end...(However... Clove hitch perhaps) I don't care.
- Tie a Butterfly Knot somewhere along the bight.
- Tie a Clove Hitch to secure the other end. Make sure there is a bunch of line coming out with the end from the clove hitch.
- Tie a Slipknot near the clove hitch, between it and the butterfly (so that the side that slips faces the clove hitch... Can be done the other way too).
- Take the loose line from the other end of the clove hitch, and pass it though the loop of the butterfly.
- Then pass the end though the slipknot (the slipknot will close and help hold it tight).
- Pull the end bloody tight.
- Double Half Hitch the end to the butterfly...or where-ever secure really. This will hold the trucker's hitch super tight.
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