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Rope Knot Library: How to Tie the Cleat Hitch Rope Knot

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November 4, 2013
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How to Tie the Cleat Hitch Rope Knot

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The Cleat Hitch is the best way to tie a boat to a dock. It is a quick and easy method of tying a rope to a cleat on a dock or boat that is also easy to untie. Learn the Cleat Hitch if you own a boat or even if you don’t. It is amazing how many boat owners do not know this easy and essential boating knot. This knot ties and unties quickly and neatly. You will impress everyone if you tie this knot when handed a rope at the dock!

This rope knot is on the PRO-KNOT Outdoor Knot Tying Instruction Cards, available at Bass Pro Shops website or at your local Bass Pro Shops store.

Step-by-step Instructions to Tie the Cleat Hitch Rope Knot

Step 1

Take a turn around the base of the cleat,
and then bring the line over the top of the cleat.

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Step 2

Wrap the line back under the arm of the
cleat opposite the first turn, then back over
the top of the cleat.

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Step 3

Wrap under the first arm a 2nd time and
then back over the top of the cleat. You
have now made a figure eight pattern over
and around the cleat. Now form an under
hand loop and slip that loop over the arm
of the cleat, which pins the free end under
the last wrap.

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Step 4

Pull the free end tight and you have the
neat, tidy and secure Cleat Hitch.

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This knot can be found on the PRO-KNOT Outdoor
Knot Tying Instruction Cards
, available at Bass Pro
Shops website
or at your local Bass Pro Shops store.
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If you'd like to download knot apps to your iPhone, visit PRO-KNOT's app page.

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Makers of waterproof knot guides for outdoor sports, Pro-Knot cards are carried by Bass Pro Shops online and in stores. Apps for the iPhone can be found here.

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