Marlinspike ropework

I tried my hand at some fancy rope work on the tiller. I think they call it a French whipping or something similar to that. This looks hard at first but it’s actually pretty simple – just half hitch, after half hitch, after half hitch ….. The turk’s head was a little more difficult. Practice makes perfect I guess… It was kind of fun anyway…

About 50 foot of 1/8″ line yielded about 18 inches of wrapping.

tiller 002


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Beginning hobby boat builder Wannabee sailor
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