weight of a knot
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Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
weight of a knot on 04/16/2014 18:37:13 MDT Print View

i'm sitting here with my tarp prepping it for an upcoming trip and can't help but wonder how much all these knots in the guylines weigh.

have i just crossed into some OCD land or am i as sane as the rest of you ;)

Daniel Pittman
(pitsy) - M

Locale: Central Texas
weight of a knot on 04/16/2014 19:03:16 MDT Print View

Probably best to knot think about it too much.

It is, however, probably worth considering what system of guylines, loops, knots, stakes, etc. weighs the least at the performance level you require.

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: weight of a knot on 04/16/2014 19:04:08 MDT Print View

I'd untie them. The weight just isn't worth it.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: weight of a knot on 04/16/2014 19:16:50 MDT Print View

Bust out your scale. Every OCD BPLr has a scale, right? Report back. With photos.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: weight of a knot on 04/16/2014 19:28:22 MDT Print View

>"have i just crossed into some OCD land or am i as sane as the rest of you?"

You repeated yourself in the excerpt above.

Overhand knots reduce strength of a line by about 50%. So if a knotted line is strong enough, you have twice the line you need to have.

Edited by DavidinKenai on 04/16/2014 19:28:53 MDT.

David Olsen
(bivysack.com) - F

Locale: Channeled Scablands
knot funny on 04/16/2014 20:20:04 MDT Print View

I went back to single fisherman knots from double fisherman and cut knot weight 50%.

Andrew U
(anarkhos) - M

Locale: Colorado, Wyoming
Re: knot funny on 04/16/2014 21:08:39 MDT Print View

Just use linelocs. 100% knot weight savings!!!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
weight of a knot on 04/18/2014 18:51:54 MDT Print View

The Alpine Butterfly is a UL knot