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Midshipman's Hitch

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The Midshipman’s Hitch—also known as the Taut Line Hitch—is a great way to keep tension on a line. This secure knot slides easily when you want it to, but holds secure when applying force to the other end of the rope. No longer used on most sailing vessels, the Midshipman’s hitch is great for tent guylines, securing loads, and—if you believe NASA—repairing space telescopes...