The knot most used by cowboys and sailors alike for quick release - collapses instantly to free a spooked horse or a boat tied to a pier with a rapidly falling tide. Good for dog leashes, too.
Alright so today on Repairs101 I’m going to show you how to tie a Painter Hitch which is an excellent quick release knot used for tying up leads or leashes or even the painter on your boat.
There are a few ways to approach tying this knot. Overhand, underhand. On a rail or on a ring and that’s just to name a few.
Very simply made by passing a bight over or under the thing that you’re tying on to, pulling up on the standing part of the line to create a bight that crosses through that and then pull a bight off the tail end and lock it down with that.
So you make a bight out of the rope and pass it around. Make a bight through the first one out of the standing part of the line and then a final bight out of the tail end to finish it off with a quick release handle.
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