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. 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. 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.
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