After posting the Cable Coil Knot of the Week, we received numerous requests to show a method for tying it off and that’s exactly what we’re doing today! This knot is a simple, but strong way to end the Cable Coil so that the rope or line stays contained.
Using a shortened final loop and the last few feet of the line, a bight is formed and locked down with a wrap. The bight is then used to secure the end, by pulling the shortened loop. The end result is a strong knot that will keep the coil from coming undone.
(Strength: 3/Security: 3/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 2) See below for what these ratings mean.
Each knot will be assigned a rating from 1-5 (1 representing the lowest score) based on the following four properties:
Strength – All knots will weaken the strength of a rope, however, there are knots that are stronger than others. The scale here will reflect how strong the rope remains with the specified knot.
Security – The security scale refers to how well the knot will stay tied, and resist coming loose under a normal load.
Stability – Stability refers to how easily the knot will come untied under an abnormal load (i.e. the knot being pulled in a direction it was not intended to) A lower score here represents instability.
Difficulty – The lower the number, the easier a knot is to tie.
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