Author Topic: Wheel House Bowline  (Read 2224 times)


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Wheel House Bowline
« on: September 03, 2018, 02:54:29 PM »
Recently Alan Lee presented one creation dating back to 2012 in this thread;

This nipping structure is in my parlance, a Wheel House, in some configuration, the "wheels" keep turning and are hard to stop.
Here I think I found a solution where the tail goes back through the nippings loops and at the same time both legs are clamped by the nipping structure.
Is that enough to name it in the Bowline family ?
This thing is TIB.

« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 02:55:54 PM by enhaut »


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Re: Wheel House Bowline
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 07:51:25 AM »
Hi All,  enhaut very good idea, is a well secure knot. Yes is a bowline.
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Re: Wheel House Bowline
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 08:58:25 AM »
Thank you enhaut,

Another very interesting creation - keep them coming!
When I tied this it immediately reminded me of Alan Lee's 'Lees link Bowline'.

Lees link Bowline (in my opinion) is one of the finest creations and is remarkable because there are no tight turns in the structure - all rope segments turn around at least 2 rope diameters and there are 3 rope diameters inside the nipping structure.

In your presentation of your 'wheel house Bowline' - there are also no tight U turns around a single rope diameter - and there are also 3 rope diameters inside the nipping structure.

My only 'criticism' is that it is not so good in a ring loading profile.
Lees link Bowline is rock solid in a ring loading profile.

I have yet to see a 'Bowline' that can exceed the simplistic economy and security of Lees link Bowline.

Maybe you can find an even better 'Bowline'?  :)