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Marlinespike – Hitches – Cleat Hitch

Chris Riley by Chris Riley Updated on August 9, 2019. In marlinespike

Take the line to the ear of the cleat furthest from where the line comes from (the load). Take one wrap around the base of the cleat and then start a figure eight across the top of the opposite ear. Finish with a half hitch turned under so that the line is coming away from the cleat in the opposite direction from which it came in.

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