Section 11 - Knots

I don't profess to be a knot expert. I put the "eye splice" and "bowline" on my web page for anyone that wants to learn how to tie them. The bowline is said to be one of the strongest knots, even though it is easy to manually untie when not under strain. The eye splice is strong and has a clean appearance when attaching clips with it.

Three Strand Eye Splice

I use the yellow three strand floating poly line for my leashes. To finish off the eye splice, cut the ends close to the line and melt them down with a soldering iron.

The Bowline

The bowline is ideal for joining two ends of rope together. I added extra line to my anchor line and used the bowline to join the ends. I use multi-strand nylon line for the anchor as it is stronger than the three strand line.