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{{ABOK|# 1735, p. 298}} {{Grog|The Taut Line Hitch or Rolling Hitch attaches a rope (usually smaller) to another (usually larger) when the line of pull is almost parallel. It can also be used to attach a rope to a pole.}}
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{{quote-source|The taut-line hitch is tied to a line that is tight, or taut. Use it to tighten or loosen a tent guyline by pushing the hitch up or down. Here's how:
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Pass the line around the tent stake. Bring the end under and over the standing part and twice through the loop you have formed. Again bring the pore end under, over, and through the loop, but this time farther up the standing part. Work any slack out of the knot, then slide the hitch to adjust the tension on the line.|[[Boy Scout Handbook]] p. 37}}
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* [[Outdoorsman|Webelos Outdoorsman]] #11. Demonstrate setting up a tent or dining fly using two half-hitches and a ''taut-line hitch''. Show how to tie a square knot and explain how it is used.
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* [[Tenderfoot]] #4b. Demonstrate you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the '''taut-line hitch'''.
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* [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a: [[Square knot|Square (Reef) knot]] - [[Clove hitch]] - [[Two half-hitches]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Cleat hitch]] - [[Figure Eight]]
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Loop over the top and pull through the hole to make a Half hitch. Loop over the top and through the hole again. One last Half hitch on the outside. Pull tight.
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The Taut-Line Hitch is one of the [[Forty Knots]].
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/rollinghitchscouting/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Rolling Hitch] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-rolling-hitch-knot-266576/ Wonder How To Video: Rolling Hitch Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-tautline-hitch-knot-177149/ Wonder How To Video: Tautline Hitch Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-tautline-hitch-knot-for-camping-251747/ Wonder How To Video: Tautline Hitch Knot For Camping] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127073_tying-taut-line-hitch.htm Video: Taut Line Hitch] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127075_uses-taut-line-hitch.htm Video: Uses for a Taut Line Hitch] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131236_tying-taught-line-hitch-knots.htm Video: Taught Line Hitch Knots]
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Taut-Line Hitch
Taut-Line Hitch
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Taut-line hitch

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1735, p. 298. Grog notes: "The Taut Line Hitch or Rolling Hitch attaches a rope (usually smaller) to another (usually larger) when the line of pull is almost parallel. It can also be used to attach a rope to a pole."

The taut-line hitch is tied to a line that is tight, or taut. Use it to tighten or loosen a tent guyline by pushing the hitch up or down. Here's how:

Pass the line around the tent stake. Bring the end under and over the standing part and twice through the loop you have formed. Again bring the pore end under, over, and through the loop, but this time farther up the standing part. Work any slack out of the knot, then slide the hitch to adjust the tension on the line.

Boy Scout Handbook p. 37
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Instructions

Loop over the top and pull through the hole to make a Half hitch. Loop over the top and through the hole again. One last Half hitch on the outside. Pull tight.

The Taut-Line Hitch is one of the Forty Knots.

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See also
Knots by Use
Basic knots Overhand knot · Square knot · Granny knot · Two half-hitches · Taut-line hitch · Bowline · Sheet bend · Slip knot · Clove hitch · Timber hitch
Advanced knots Constrictor knot · Monkey's fist · Ocean plait · Trucker's hitch · Turk's head
Special knots Braiding · Carrick bend · Chain sinnet · Cow hitch · Double sheet bend · Sheep shank
Fishing knots Arbor backing knot · Barrel knot · Blood knot · Blood loop · Clinch knot · Fisherman's knot · Improved clinch knot · Nail knot · Needle knot · Palomar knot · Surgeon's loop · Turle knot
Sailing knots Bowline on a Bight · Cleat Hitch · Double Bowline · Figure Eight · Marline Hitch · Midshipman's Hitch · Rolling Hitch · Stevedores Knot
Climbing knots Alpine Butterfly knot · Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine) · Figure eight follow-through · Figure eight on a bight · Figure eight on bend · Figure eight knot · Prusik knot · Safety knot · Water knot
Forty knots


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