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     The Anchor Bend is a modification of two half hitches.  As its name implies, it is used to bend a line onto an anchor ring.  It can be also be used to tie a line to a post or dock eye with more security than two half hitches.  The security is provided by the friction from the additional turn around the ring or post.  It also "spreads" the chafe over two turns.
To tie an anchor bend:
  • Make two parallel turns through a ring (or around a post.)
  • Next, bring the bitter end up, over the two loops and pass it through them.
  • Then, pass the bitter end under the standing part, up, over it, and through the loop just made.
  • For permanent applications, it it wise to lash the bitter end to the standing part.
  • 80% - 90% line breaking strength remaining.
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