TQOTD: What is Zeppelin bend?

Robert Harley robert.harley@inria.fr
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 01:33:36 +0200 (MET DST)


Russell Turpin (deafbox@hotmail.com) said:
>Trivia Question Of The Day:
>  What is Zeppelin bend?
>Hint: It is NOT the result of a misshapen Zeppelin frame.
>Extra credit: How did it get its name?

Six seconds.

Copy.  Click Google icon on toolbar.  Paste.

  http://www.google.com/search?q=Zeppelin+bend

Top item.

  http://students.washington.edu/sailing/library/telltale/sum2000/zeppelinbend.html

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The Zeppelin Bend:  because sheet bends suck! By Chris Mehlin

Chris Mehlin is the owner of Solla Sollew, a Cheoy Lee 27, with an
active interest in all things keelboat. Congratulations on your
engagement, Chris!

The sheet bend is the standard way to join two ropes, yet the knot
tends to snag things and also tends to flog loose. Enter the Zeppelin
Bend. It is a very secure knot; the ends come out perpendicularly,
resisting snagging, and it is fairly simple both to tie and
untie. Brion Toss (The Rigger's Apprentice) gives the knot very high
ratings. It was, according to Jim Magliulo, invented in the 1930's by
Commander Charles Rosenthal as the knot with which to secure the
U.S. Airship Los Angeles.
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Google (in combination with all the content out there) makes a pretty
scary wetware-augmenter, dontchewthink?

R
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