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Running bowline
Category running
Origin Ancient
Related bowline, noose
Releasing Non-jamming
Typical use Fishing out floating objects that have fallen overboard. Tightening the squaresail to the yard in high winds.
Caveat None.
ABoK #1117 and #2071


The running bowline is strong and secure and does not weaken the rope. It slides easily and can be undone just as simply.

Tying: Tie a simple bowline with a small loop and pass the standing part in the loop or use the image as a guide.

File:Running bowline howto.jpg
How to make a running bowline.