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Painter Hitch

The best knot for lines, leashes & leads requiring quick release!

Alright so today on Repairs101 I’m going to show you how to tie a Painter Hitch. Which is an excellent quick release knot. Used for tying up leads or leashes or even the painter on your boat. There are a few ways to approach tying this knot. Overhand, underhand.

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On a rail or on a ring and that’s just to name a few. Very simply made by passing a bight over or under the thing that you’re tying on to… Pulling up on the standing part of the line to create a bight that crosses through that… And then pull a bight off the tail end and lock it down with that.

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So you make a bight out of the rope and pass it around. Make a bight through the first one out of the standing part of the line. And then a final bight out of the tail end to finish it off with a quick release handle.

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So in making this video I tied and shot this knot about a hundred times. And in so doing I discovered that no matter what little variations I made… As long as I made a bight out of the rope… Passed a standing part bight through that and passed a tail end bight through that… Then the knot would bind. Alright thanks for watching and don’t forget to subscribe!

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