The mooring hitch is a simple knot that can be released quickly with just a pull at the tag end. It is more secure than the slippery hitch knot and is used in temporarily mooring boats. It can be tied around a tree, pole or anywhere along the length of another rope.
How to Tie a Mooring Hitch
- The knot can be loaded at the standing end.
- It can also be combined with the butterfly knot for securing a load.
- To tie up a kayak for a short time to a cleat or mooring post before getting into it.
- To secure an animal to a post.
- By lumberjacks and riggers.
- Tying down survival shelters.
- Temporarily closing rucksacks.
How to Tie a Mooring Hitch Step by Step
- Wrap the rope around the pole and pass the working end through the gap
- Form a bight with the end
- Pass it through the loop, behind the standing part
- Hold and pull to tighten
- The knot is made
- Tumble hitch
- Slipped buntline