Mooring Hitch

A Mooring Hitch is a secure knot that is easily tied or untied in wet or dry rope; when properly tied a non closing loop is formed, this allows the hitch to move up or down a piling as the water level changes. It is used to securely tie off a rope so that it can be quickly untied, especially a small boat to a dock or piling.

To Tie a Mooring Hitch:

Take a bight around an object.Mooring Hitch Step 1
Form an underhand loop in the running part.Mooring Hitch Step 2
Place the eye of the underhand loop over the standing part.Mooring Hitch Step 3
Pull a bight of the standing part through the eye of the underhand loop.Mooring Hitch Step 4
Pull the underhand loop tight around the bight.Mooring Hitch Step 5
Place the running part under the eye of the bight that was pulled through the underhand loop.Mooring Hitch Step 6
Pull a bight of the running part through the eye of the standing part bight.Mooring Hitch Step 7
Pull on the standing part to tighten the standing part bight around the running part bight.Mooring Hitch Step 8