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Continuous ring hitching
Names Continuous ring hitching, Single ringbolt hitching
Category hitch
Related Alternate ring hitching
Typical use To prevent damage from the ring
ABoK #3602

Continuous ring hitching, also known as Single ringbolt hitching, is a series of identical hitches made around a ring. This is considered the simplest form of Ringbolt hitching.[1] 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.


  1. Clifford W. Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots (New York: Doubleday, 1944), 569.