Clove Hitch


NAME:   Clove Hitch or Clove Hitch End

USES:  SAILING, BOATING, TENTING

WHEN: It slips and it also binds. It shouldn’t be trusted when used by itself.
Used initially to attach boat fenders to a rail, but usually with two Half Hitches added.
Used to attach tent ropes to ground stakes.
Not used to secure a boat to a mooring.

VARIATIONS:
Clove Hitch Loop
Clove Hitch Using Half Hitches

MANTRA: Over the Top, Around the Back, Over the Top again, Under and Through

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