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Bowline Bend – Enhanced Bowline Bend – Two Bowlines – How to Join Rope Using Two Bowlines 🛠


the Bowline bed or two Bowlines as
mentioned in Ashley’s book of nots number one four five five however for
your entertainment today there is also the enhanced Bowline bend and I spotted
this one a little while ago oh sorry hello everybody welcome back and yes so
anyway this one is in Ashley’s book of knots as I said it’s number one four
five five and this one is not in Ashley’s book of knots but I did spot it
somewhere else and it is exactly the same as the one above it except is tied
slightly different at this point and what I’m gonna do is I will show you in
the video why this one could be more preferable to the one above but like in
all of them what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna show you how to tie both of them
so anyway what we’re gonna do now is we’re going to do the Bowline Bend and
the enhanced bowling bend or the two Bowlines whichever you want to call it
anyway without further ado let’s get on and let’s get knotting right so here’s
our two ropes that we want to join together and in the days of old
the Bowline bend was actually used for joining two lightweight horses together
so the first thing that we’re gonna do is discard one rope and what I’m gonna
do is I’m just gonna tie a bowline into this and yes I know there are many
different ways of tying a bowline and if you want to see different ways just look
at the description down below and I’ll there’s a video link to that and first
thing I’m gonna do is I’m just gonna do a table top method here of tying it via
the Marlin spike hitch so I’m gonna bares my working end and the first thing
I’m gonna do is just give myself a little bit of cordage and am i working
in now I’m gonna put it between my thumb and finger and just roll the rope so
that I form a loop to the left hand side of my hand there once I’ve done that I
then form just roll it again and just fold it over
so what you’re doing is getting that loop and folding it over the actual
standing end so we’ve got a loop over the top of us handing end now that I’ve
done that I’m just gonna oh and just so you look in there you’re looking for a
pretzel shape or for those of you more familiar with it the Marlin spike hitch
as such the next thing I’m gonna do is just dive down there so where the loop
is dive down in the loop and pull through a little bit of my working end
so that I’ve pulled through a little bit of a loop at that point there and then
the next thing I’m going to do let’s just make that a little bit more enhance
for you so there’s my loop sticking up coming out through and the next thing
I’m gonna do is take my working end and I’m gonna pass it around the back of
this loop that I’ve just created here pass it through that loop bring it down
and then where I’ve bought it down here I’ve got another loop running at the
bottom here all I’m gonna do now is hold on to the working end and the right-hand
side of that loop there and just gently pull and you will see now here that as I
turn it over we now have one in number the familiar bowline loop or the bowline
tied in the end of our line here so anyway that’s the first half done and so
to do the second half is just very very simple and if we lose use the same
method again so what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna just put my first Bolling out of
the way and let’s get some of my working end through and then tie the second
Bowline so I’m going to roll it over like I did before so we end up with a
loop then just gently take that again and roll it over and then where we’ve
rolled it over we’ve got our pretzel shape or the Marlin spike hitch as such
pull a little bit of the working end so down go down there into the loop pull a
little bit of my working in through and there we have it we now have a bit of
the working and coming through and there is
my working end itself sorry that was the standing end just pulled a bit of the
standing in through and there’s my working end going off in that direction
right now to finish this the next thing I’m gonna do is bring my other bowling
into play and then when I bring my bowling into play I’m going to pass the
working end of my yellow one through the loop of the bowl in there pass it around
and then I’m gonna once again to tie the bowling into the yellow one all I’m
gonna do now is take the working end here pass it around the back of that
loop that we created a little bit earlier so pass it around the back of
that loop and then once it’s gone round the back of that loop just gently pull
on the working end and the upper side of this one here just pull on that and
you’ll see now here it falls into place and we’ve now got our second bowling so
you can see here now there’s one Bowl in and then if I just turn it over it’s
easier to recognize if you recognize your bowline and now it can be just
dressed up smartly if you can make these loops as big as or as small as you want
I’ve had to make them relatively small simply for the fact is I’m constrained
by my studio here as such and then as we pull up on this you can see here now
that as I pull up the bowling the actual knot of the Bowlings themselves is just
becoming tighter and if you’ve got a bigger bowling you can use the simple 70
tie off the ampersand tie off whatever method you want to do to secure your
bowling even more but now this is where the issue comes in when you’ve got a
regular bowling Bend like this one problem you have is that where these two
are meeting here if say for example you’re on a vessel and it’s constantly
moving you can see by the constant this sort of movement here would gradually
where both the ropes where they meet at this point that it would wear quite a
bit more and so this is where I came across
the enhanced version and this is the enhanced version and you can see how
here in the middle there there is no way of it actually rocking and wearing the
only thing I would suggest is if you’re going to use this for heavy loads just
check the strength of these knots as such so anyway let’s get on now and tap
and tie the enhanced bowling Bend okay so here we’ve got it
I’ve nailed I’ve tied a bowline in my yellow cordage here and it’s ready to
receive the enhanced bowling Bend so first of all what I’m going to do is
just put that out of the way and just show you one more time how I tie this
particular bowline and so here we go my working end is going off to the
right-hand side there and I’m taking a little bit through a little bit extra
this time and then the first thing I’m going to do is I’m going to put a loop
in this so just twist it between my thumb and finger and there we go
we’ve now got a loop appear at that point there then once again twist it
again so we end up with our pretzel shape at that point and then when we’ve
got our pretzel shape at this point here just pull a little bit through and there
we go we’ve now pulled a loop through that pretzel shape at that point right
so now that I’ve done that the next thing I can do now is get hold of my
other bowline and what I’m gonna do is this I’m gonna lay it out in front of me
and then what I’m going to do now is pass my red cordage up through the
bowline and then bring it around so it’s coming up through going around the back
on the outside of the yellow one underneath both on the yellow one and
I’m gonna need to pull a bit more cordage through on this and then now
that I’ve done that I then bring it oh so it’s going
over the yellow under both then I’m gonna bring it round oh the yellow and
then follow the original red one down at that point and then when I’ve done that
next thing I want to do is pull through a little bit more and then gradually
pull it up nice and tight and you can see now here we’ve pulled it up nice and
tight and there’s no way now that if this is actually rocking that these two
at this point here is going to where and then the next thing I do is here’s my
loop that I created earlier there’s my working end I’m gonna pass my
working end around the back of that loop through the loop there and then pull it
through and then gently pull on the right hand side of that red one and this
working end itself just pull it through it collapses onto itself dress it up
smartly and you can see now here that as I dress it up we now have the bowline
tied on this side and it just wants dressing up slightly at this point here
because it just needs a little bit dressing up and it’s easily dressed up
you can just slacken this off it’s so so easy to break and slacken it and there
we go we now have just dress that up as well we’ve got a bowline there and we’ve
got a bowling on this side here and there’s no way that those two are going
to actually Rock and where the rope itself so there you have it that is the
bowline bend this one could probably be dressed up a little bit better let’s
just dress it up a bit better there we go and as you can see there we’ve got
our working ends are in the middle on each one and this can also be done with
the cowboy bowline as well you know if you want your working ends coming out on
the outside just tie the cowboy bowling works just as well and you can see now
here our two ropes are joined using the bowline Ben so anyway once again thanks
very much for watching and I’ll see you all again next time Dulli
get comments down below let’s have a bit of banter in the comment section and
once again if you want to see more videos click check the description below
check my comment or what click on one of these links and you’ll see more so once
again thanks for watching bye bye

Reader Comments

  1. Nice job! I understand the benefit of the enhanced Bowline bend over the basic Bowline Bend, but can anyone tell me why the Enhanced Bowline Bend is more useful than, or preferable to, say, a regular square knot (perhaps square "bend" since there are two ropes?) with a fisherman's knot at the two remaining working ends? I also don't fully understand why the basic Bowline Bend would have been preferable to the same kind of square knot with fisherman's knots, unless it was customary to have a need to attach a rope to an existing Bowline. Does anyone have any insight on that?

  2. I’m thinking along the lines of SailaSobriquet. What would be the need for so elaborately joining two ropes, when a simple Carrick bend will suffice?

  3. It's interesting and pleasing to the eye but if I were worried about chafing I would tie a Zeppelin bend in a fraction of the time and be done with it.

  4. what an absolute rediculas way to join two ropes ,you must have a fetish . very probably into bondage .over engineered and absolutely pointless (unless youre into knot porn ) , simple overhand knot is used by rockclimbers all over the world .if you really want to push the boat out (excuse the pun) a double fishermans knot is the way forward. and btw the free  end is far too short , should have a stopper knot on the end not that any sane person would ever use it. the first knot is positively dangerous.

  5. keep it simple stupid . bowline is far from a simple knot to someone of little experience let alone this double  bowline cows-tail  monstrosity .

  6. Thank you for the nice video. Classic bowline retains 45-55% of the rope's original strength. Bowline to bowline, terrible way to join two ropes, only 5%. Any idea of the coeficinet of the enhanced bowline? For naval use the best way to join two equal or unequal ropes is the simple or double sheet bend.

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