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Node Bulin (Arbor node)


Gazebo node

Canonical nameGazebo node
CategoryNon-tightening hinges
Category # 2End loops
Efficiency60-75 %
OriginAn ancient knot, considered the king of all knots.
Related NodesDouble Bowhouse Sliding Bowline
disadvantagesIt can crawl, on a loop from the side of the running end it is necessary to tie a control knot. The support loop does not tolerate alternating loads.
Knot book
  1. 1010, #1716

Chat room, or bowline (English bowline) - one of the main and most ancient nodes of general use. Loose end loop. It is sometimes referred to as the “king of knots” for its simplicity, versatility of use and the absence of obvious flaws.

Arbor knitting pattern

Due to its spread and millennial history, the “gazebo” has received several ways of knitting. They differ only in the order and features of actions when tying and in no way affect its strength or effectiveness. For best understanding, the following is the most common, classic way.

Classic way

Take a rope with one free end, you can wrap it through a support to which the rope will be tied,

We make a simple small loop, without revolutions, Now we stretch the free end through a small loop that you need to support with your fingers,

We wrap the running end behind the free part of the rope and put it back into the small loop, Now we tighten the knot by the large loop on one side, and the free part on the other (using the free end you can adjust the width of the large loop),

We managed to tie a “bowline” or “gazebo” in its classic version!

“Bulin knot” is unique in its characteristics. Outwardly, it may resemble a weaving knot, but everything differs in the way of tying. Such a knot is never pulled to a dead point under weight, it does not spoil a rope or cable under weight, it is quite easily tied up and never untied itself. Basically, he plays the role of a safety rope lock on a person who sits on a gazebo.

Knit with one hand

Fist the running end
Put your thumb up and wrap the root cable
Turn the brush to make a loop on the root cable
Push your hand into the loop with the running end
Wrap the running end around the main cable on the back
Grab the running end and pull it back into the loop
Tighten the knot by pulling on the running end and the root of the rope

So you can simply tie the “Bulin” knot with one hand, you can see the video more clearly:

"Bulin" is applicable to all major types of cables and ropes, regardless of the quality and characteristics of the fiber. He helps out when you need to temporarily tie and shorten the length of the rope or cable, as well as when you need to play it safe and release the worn part of the rope or cable from tension. The Besedovka Knot enjoys great respect among sailors, since during its centuries-old history it has saved many lives of sailors.

Knitting "Running Bulina" knot and its application

This species belongs to the sliding rope knots of a simple type, it is used in the marine industry to search for recessed objects, to catch firewood, boards, logs, and to raise anchors. To tie it, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Take the rope (it is necessary that it has a slippery surface, since the operation of the knot involves changing the size of the loop). A small loop is made 50-60 cm from the end.
  2. The end is wrapped around the main rope, forming a large loop.
  3. Next, the end is threaded into a small loop.
  4. Wrap around the root end of a large loop and pass back into a small loop (similar to a classic bowline)
  5. The resulting node fixes the formed main loop. The size of the large loop can be changed in diameter.

Such a knot is very durable, it can be knitted in a few seconds and quickly untied.

What is the Reverse Bowline?

Despite the high reliability, the classic Bulin knot often breaks and dumps a load whose weight exceeds 80 kg, especially if the binding was made by an inexperienced person. The “Reverse Bowline” modification is more durable: in this case, after creating the first loop, the second loop is inserted into it not from the side of the loaded rope end, but from the back side.

The peculiarity of such a knot is that the loaded end will not be pinched by the loop, and the load at the inflection point, leading to a break, is much less. One of the loops creates two points of application of force, due to which the weight acts more evenly on the rope. Thanks to this principle, “Reverse Bowline” is considered more tear resistant.

Dutch sea bowline

According to archaeological evidence, the gazebo was known to the ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians already 3000 years ago. The earliest known description of the node is found in John Smith's marine textbook, published in 1629.

“Since ancient times, this looped useful node has been known. It is knitted by the formation of a barrier on the rope and passing through it the free end - up and down, stretched under the main trunk of a rope or rope. Take the lappar in the left hand so that its free end is directed from the face of the knitting knot. At a certain distance from the lobar, depending on the size of the loop that you need to get, a small peg is made, that is, a point. If you look ahead, the flap should be on the right side of the lappar. holding the peg with the index finger and the thumbs of the left hand, the free (running) end of the blade is passed into it so that it is directed towards the person working with the unit and goes into the binding (bay) with the eyeglass and the root part of the blade. Having circled the undercarriage of the lappar around the root, it is passed back to the point, leading along itself. after that they tighten the point and the running end of the lapar tightly. ”

Dutch sea bowline [edit |

How to knit "double bowline"?

Such a knot, which implies the formation of two loops of a non-tightening type, is used when it is necessary to raise a person to a certain height, it is also used as part of observing safety precautions for high-altitude work.

For knitting, one loop is made half as much as the second: in a larger loop, a person can sit, and the second serves to capture the body under the armpits. This design makes it possible to use both hands for work, so this site is especially popular among industrial climbers.

In addition, the “Double pancake” can be used for tying a safety rope: in this case, the length of both loops is the same.

The method of knitting double bowler:

When knitting, it is necessary to use a double-folded cord or rope, after inserting a large loop into the small end, it is slightly stretched.
Circle the large loop with the end and slide it into the upper segment of the knot.
With one hand, it is necessary to hold the root rope, and with the other - to pull the left part of the large loop to tighten the “Double Bowline”.

Application of the Arbor Unit

Such a knot knits a rope or cable to the board in the ship's arbor. Another name for it “pancake” comes from the English “The Bowline Knol” where “bowline” means a device for pulling the lower sail boat. This device is attached to the scaffold precisely by the marine bulin knot.

The gazebo is very actively used in the fleet. Due to its versatility and characteristics, it can be used for a wide variety of purposes on the ship. In addition, its use can often be found in construction, extreme tourism and mountaineering, household activities.

From the fleet to other spheres of human activity, the gazebo migrated back to ancient times. Through the millennia of its history, it has not lost its relevance to this day. Its great advantage remains that it is great for knitting on absolutely any type of rope. The bowlin can be knitted on a support, in a taut or weakened state. Thanks to this feature, he received quite widespread, as not usual sea knot, application.