Marlinespike - Hitches - Anchorbend (aka Fisherman's Bend)
For securing a line to an anchor or buoy.
Pass the working end of the line through a ring from front to back to form a round turn.
Bring the working end down and behind the standing part. Bring it over the standing part and through the round turn to form a half-hitch around the standing part.
|Bring the working end down and behind the standing part.|
|Then bring the working end over the front of the standing part and under itself to form another half-hitch.|
|Tighten the knot by pulling on the working end and the standing part.|
|To make it more secure, or to form a more permanent hitch, the short working end can be seized to the standing part.
Seizing is a method of binding two pieces of rope side by side.