What do you do when you’re stuck on your boat on a day when the rain just doesn’t let up? After all the chores and cleaning are done, and we’ve had our fill of fresh-water showers, we tend to read. In addition to the Dirk Pitt novel that I’ve been enjoying on my Kindle, I also broke out our copy of The Pocket Guide to Knots which, in my opinion, is an excellent little book. I’ve been practicing how to tie some new bends and hitches, the Zeppelin Bend in particular is one that I have recently added to my knot-tying arsenal. I thought it only fitting that we listen to some Led Zeppelin while I was first working on it. Wouldn’t you agree?
Note: I just realized that this is not the first time I have posted about this knot. At least now I can say that I actually know how to tie it!
One of the commenters on the Zero To Cruising Facebook Page, Daniel, shared the following video link as an alternative, potentially-easier method to tying that bend* than what is illustrated in the book. Although I had no trouble following the book’s directions, I would agree that this is a more straightforward way to show it.
*A bend joins two pieces of line together.