Alternate ring hitching
|Alternate ring hitching|
|Names||Alternate ring hitching, Kackling, Keckling|
|Related||Continuous ring hitching|
|Typical use||To prevent damage from the ring|
Alternate ring hitching, also known as Kackling or Keckling, is a type of Ringbolt hitching formed with a series of alternate left and right hitches made around a ring. Covering a ring in hitching can prevent damage if the ring is likely to chafe or strike against something, such as a mooring line or mast.
- Clifford W. Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots (New York: Doubleday, 1944), 569.