There are several variations of the knot, all of which use a loop in the standing part of the rope as a make-shift pulley in order to obtain a 3 to 1 mechanical advantage. The version depicted here has the advantage that it can be tied anywhere in the rope (without access to an end). Once tight, the knot is secured with a half hitch, usually slipped for easy releasing.
TRUCKER WOES NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL TERMINALS HOPES THAT ITS $13 MILLION EXPANSION PROJECT, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN NEXT SUNDAY, WILL MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR THE BELEAGUERED INDEPENDENT TRUCKERS.(BUSINESS)
Sep 24, 2000; For years, independent truckers serving the Port of Hampton Roads have been grumbling about delays at the port's...