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  1. A Bight is a bend in the rope that does not cross back across itself. (Web site)
  2. A bight is a loop formed in a line, can be referred to as an eye. (Web site)
  3. A bight is a loop formed in a line or piece of chain. (Web site)
  4. A bight is first formed and an overhand knot made with the end around the standing part. (Web site)
  5. The bight is formed by laying the end of the rope against the standing part or long end. (Web site)


  1. Next, pass a bight formed from the standing part (the end that will receive tension) over the pole and through the first bight. (Web site)
  2. To make it, roll a bight around a pole, pipe, or post and then across the standing part. (Web site)


  1. Cook gave the name only to the bight formed by the northern end of North Stradbroke Island and the eastern side of Moreton Island. (Web site)


  1. The Bowline on a bight is a knot which makes a pair of fixed-size loops in the middle of a rope.
  2. Form a bight in the middle of the line, and pull it back over itself like a girth hitch. (Web site)
  3. The tie into a figure eight in the middle of a rope, you are going to create a bight. (Web site)


  1. Bring this bight over both ends, and over the end of the post.
  2. Finish by half-hitching a bight around the standing part or a round turn about the post. (Web site)
  3. Pass a bight under the standing part, then drop the bight over the top of the post. (Web site)


  1. It is bounded on the east by Spencer Gulf, the west by the Great Australian Bight, and the north by the Gawler Ranges.


  1. Slipped Constrictor Hitch Since this knot cinches up so tightly, if you plan to untie it, stick a bight of rope through instead of the end. (Web site)
  2. Take the running part alone now, without the standing part, and wrap it over the doubled lines and stick a bight of it through the doubled loop. (Web site)
  3. I am going to stick it under here and take my working end and create another bight in it like so.


  1. Nautical A knot in which one rope or piece of yarn is made fast to the bight of another. (Web site)
  2. The courses are joined to each other by interlocking loops in which a short loop of one course of yarn is wrapped over the bight of another course.
  3. A second needle is then used to reach through each loop in succession to snag a bight of yarn and pull a length back through the loop. (Web site)


  1. Pass this bight up through the ring or around the pole (from back to front). (Web site)
  2. Then, carry it across in front of the neck and narrow portion of the bight (fig.
  3. Take another bight in the standing part and pass it in front of the rail and through the first bight.


  1. Then weave the end of the smaller rope through the eye, around the bight, and back under itself.
  2. The bowline is a very common knot and is very useful, creating a bight, or an eye, in the line. (Web site)
  3. LOOP or EYE - when a bight is closed (that is, when it crosses the line).


  1. Tied into a Standard bowline it may be used as a direct bend or can be utilized to attach a secondary line to a loop in the bight as shown in the diagram.


  1. Figure Eight Eye Knot In this case, the bight is tied in a Figure Eight knot, a portion being left extended as a loop.
  2. The Figure Eight Loop is formed by making a Figure Eight Knot on a bight. (Web site)
  3. Also includes double fisherman's knot, mooring knot, figure eight, bowline on a bight, buntline hitch and doubled sheetbend.


  1. Togo is a beautiful strip of land wedged between Benin and Ghana on the coast of the Bight of Benin.
  2. The New York bight, for example, is the curve in the coast described by the southern shore of Long Island and the eastern shore of New Jersey. (Web site)


  1. The largest inlets are the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north and the Great Australian Bight in the south. (Web site)
  2. The coastline on the gulf includes the Bight of Benin and the Bight of Bonny.
  3. Map of the Gulf of Guinea showing the Bight of Bonny.


  1. The figure eight on a bight is tied by doubling a portion of the rope and then tying the doubled portion into a figure eight as shown. (Web site)


  1. Lay the bight over a horizontal rope.
  2. Lay this over the front of the bar and pass the second bight through the first.


  1. A magnus hitch has two round turns and one on the other side of the standing part with the end through the bight. (Web site)
  2. Then make a bight in the rope on the other side of the standing part and drop it over the post. (Web site)
  3. When completed the two parts of each rope should pass through the bight of the other rope side by side. (Web site)


  1. For convenience in handling rope and learning the various knots, ties, and bends, we use the terms "standing part," "bight," and "end" (Fig. (Web site)
  2. Thrwst the end down through the "eye" to form a bight (fig.
  3. To keep the plait clear, the end has to be continually dipped through the first bight made (Fig.


  1. Wrap the bight around the right side of the post once again so that it is below the previous wrapping.


  1. Turn of a line taken around a marline spike which is then lifted and its tip slipped under the bight on the right of the standing part. (Web site)
  2. Satellite view of the German Bight, Jutland to the right (east).


  1. It is formed by creating a loop in the line and then passing a bight through it, either from above the loop or below it.
  2. It is created by passing the end of the rope over the standing part, through the bight and laying it up to the standing part. (Web site)
  3. The hitch can be finished by passing the working end through the bight.


  1. Form Take one (single turn) or two turns (round turn) around the towing post, cross the bight under, then drop the bight over the top.
  2. Place the rope at the two-foot bight along side on top of the original bight ensuring the running end is on the same side as the original bight. (Web site)
  3. Bight the sail in three parts on a pair of slings, having the end of the sail that belongs on the opposite yard-arm on top. (Web site)

Right Hand

  1. STEP 4. Grasp the bight with the right hand; fold it back over the overhand knot so that the overhand knot goes through the bight.
  2. STEP 2. Grasp the bight with the right hand and make a 360-degree turn around the standing end in a counterclockwise direction.
  3. STEP 3. With the center of the bight in the right hand, twist two complete turns clockwise.


  1. Nigeria later renamed the Bight of Biafra as the Bight of Bonny.


  1. The name Dahomey was changed in 1975 to The People's Republic of Benin, named after the body of water on which the country lies, the Bight of Benin. (Web site)
  2. The Blood Bight Knot is often used for attaching a dropper when fishing deep water with several hooks. (Web site)


  1. Begin by doubling a bight under the center of rope, crossing the ends am.I forming two loops (fig.
  2. To tie, begin by forming a bight behind the pole. (Web site)
  3. The "Bow-line on a Bight" is just as easily made and is very useful in slinging casks or barrels and in forming a seat for men to be lowered over cliffs, or.

West Africa

  1. The country is located in Central and West Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.
  2. Bioko is an island in the Bight of Bonny, West Africa.


  1. To the south Togo has 56 km (35 mi) of coastline along the Bight of Benin of the Gulf of Guinea off the North Atlantic Ocean. (Web site)
  2. Slave Coast, name given by European traders to the coast bordering the Bight of Benin on the Gulf of Guinea, W Africa.
  3. The Bight of Bonny (also known as the Bight of Biafra) is a bight off the African coast in the Gulf of Guinea. (Web site)


  1. Pass both loops over the hook, rail or post and pull tight, taking care to push the bight up snugly against the turns.
  2. Then pass the standing end through the eye again, and pull up tight, taking care to push the bight up snugly against the turns. (Web site)


  1. Untie the draw knot by pulling on the working end of rope A. This will pull the bight through the center of the knot, causing it to become undone.
  2. Pulling the bight and the running ends firmly will tighten the knot against the neck of the bottle.
  3. Lock by holding the knot, and pulling the entire bight that holds the ripcord, or by pulling either of the non-ripcord lines. (Web site)

Square Knot

  1. For a square knot, the end and standing part of one line come out on the same side of the bight formed by the other line. (Web site)


  1. If the rope must be used in the anchor, the double figure eight on a bight is a better alternative. (Web site)


  1. Make a bight with one rope A, B, then pass end C, of other rope up through and around the entire bight and bend it under its own standing part. (Web site)
  2. Terminology: Bight - Bend in rope or part away from an end. (Web site)
  3. A bight can be simply a bend or curve in any geographical feature—usually a bend or curve in the line between land and water.


  1. STEP 1. Form a bight in the rope about twice as long as the finished loops will be.
  2. STEP 3. With the right hand, reach down through the loops and pull up a doubled bight from the standing part of the rope.
  3. Start with the left end, forming the loops as in the "key" diagram, so that the end can bf' slid over or under the bight to produce the result desired (fig.


  1. Yet the much smaller Battle of Heligoland Bight, which was the first battle between the British and German navies. (Web site)
  2. Map of opening phase of the Battle of Heligoland Bight. (Web site)
  3. Between 1949 and 1956 the BBC Sea Area Forecast (Shipping Forecast) used "Heligoland" as the designation for the area known as the German Bight.


  1. Hooking a tackle to the bight of a rope or shortening up a bale sling strop.
  2. Cat's paw, the turn in the bight of a rope, for hooking a tackle to it. (Web site)


  1. Comments ---- The bowline on a bight is a secure double loop that can be tied anywhere along the length of a rope.
  2. Running Bowline Bowline on a Bight A bowline tied in the bight, which forms a secure and non-jamming double loop.


  1. The slipped constrictor can also be tied in the bight and slipped over the object to constrict. (Web site)


  1. STEP 5. Form an overhand knot with the tail from the bight.
  2. STEP 4. When dressing the knot down, the tail and the bight must be together.

Short Tail

  1. Bring the short tail of the line around to the side of the sail that the bight is now sticking out of and insert the tail into the loop. (Web site)


  1. Napoleon was imprisoned and then exiled by the British to the island of Saint Helena (2,800 km off the Bight of Guinea) from 15 October 1815.
  2. Bordered by Cameroon and Gabon, Equatorial Guinea's mainland region is separated by the Bight of Biafra from the island of Bioko to the northwest. (Web site)
  3. The British raided the German naval base at Helgoland Bight, an island off Germany in the North Sea, sinking three German ships.

Shallow Lagoon

  1. They both are enclosed in a shallow lagoon known as the Bight of Acklins.
  2. Acklins and Crooked Island are separated by a shallow lagoon, known as Bight of Acklins. (Web site)

Clifford Ashley

  1. Though called "double bowline" by Clifford Ashley, this name is also reasonably descriptive of a different knot: the bowline on a bight.
  2. Clifford Ashley (ABOK #1463) actually shows it as passing under both lines that cross the bight of the heavier rope.

Single Rope

  1. When a single rope is tied to multiple ropes, the bight is formed with the multiple of ropes. (Web site)
  2. You merely tie a bowline treating a long bight of line as a single rope.


  1. It is tied in the bight, one end secured aloft and the other end used to control the direction of lowering. (Web site)
  2. A. A bowline on the bight is used when both ends are occupied, or to send a man down from aloft when he is hurt, as it is much easier to sit in. (Web site)


  1. In other words, instead of passing the end of the rope through the knot when completing the knot, I often push a bight (a doubled rope) through instead.
  2. Form a bight with the working end of rope A and push the working end of rope A through the center of the square knot to form a draw knot.
  3. Push the end of the rope through the final bight in order to "lock" the Chain Stitch (picture 3). (Web site)


  1. The Bowline on a Bight is good parallel loop knot to use when you need hand loops to tug on the rope to get it unstuck from a vine-choked branch.
  2. This won't slip or snarl under strain, yet will untie easily with one tug on the bight. (Web site)


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