Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A To Z April Challenge 2017 – K is for Knot




Knot - 1. a unit of wind or sailing speed, one knot=6,076 feet per hour, one nautical mile per hour. 10 knots is equivalent to 11.5 mph and 18 kilometers per hour (kph). (Note: The expression "knots per hour" is incorrect since that would be redundant and describe acceleration not speed; knots per hour per hour.)  

2. In general, all complications tied in cordage where one line or part of a line passes over or around and/or through another, except accidental ones, such as tangles, snarls and kinks, and complications adapted to storage, such as coils, hanks, skeins, balls, etc. In a narrower sense, knots do not include bends, hitches, splices, and sinnetts. In the narrowest sense, only knobs, intended to stop fraying or unreeving of a line or add a handhold, are knots. 

  • Bowline. The bowline almost defines sailing because of its versatility, usefulness, and strength. ...
  • Round Turn and Two Half Hitches. ...
  • Cleat Hitch. this knot has one and only purpose but that is a mighty one; Securing a line to a cleat. ...
  • Rolling Hitch
  • Sheet Bend
  • Square Knot
  • Figure Eight
  • Trucker's Hitch


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