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Marlinespike – Hitches – Clove Hitch

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

Used to temporarily tie to a piling, this knot can come loose. You may add a couple of half hitches to make it more permanent. This knot is simply two loops with an end tucked under.

 

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If you can reach the top of the piling, an alternative way to tie a clove hitch is to follow the instructions below and then slip the loop over the piling and tighten.
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