- I am new to this group, and have not posted yet, I sail with the Sea
Scouts and we usually spend time between galley duty, and sheet and
sail repair by putting Turks Heads anklets etc on each other. We sail
Tall Ships several times a year along with our fleet of 34-43 ft
sailboats. Recently I noted that there was some formula to
predicting the correct amount of bends etc. We have never had a
problem, no matter how fat, skinny or thick we make our anklets...is
this for mats or other purposes? I just seems that the Turks Heads
can be fatter or more sleek...
Oh and I did learn the flying bowline and accomplished 6 knots under 8
seconds for my final in advanced sailing! I also learned the "Paul
Newman" Bowline...much like the "man overboard bowline" only from a
different angle and all with "one hand". I think the semi-flying
bowline and flying sheet bend are the most useful for me.