How to Tie a Sheepshank Knot

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A sheepshank knot can shorten a rope while you are a kayaking. It is not a strong know but can come in handy if you need to take up slack within your rope.

Step 1: Create a large Z within the middle of your rope.

Step 2: At the end of each side of the Z create a small loop facing inwards.

Step 3: Take the lower portion of the Z and bring it through the left loop.

Step 4: Take the upper portion of the Z and bring it through the right loop.

Author: Pete DanylewyczPete is the Owner of KayakHelp.com. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he grew up kayaking, fishing, sailing, and partaking in outdoor adventures around the Great Lakes. When he’s not out on the water, you can find him skiing in the mountains, reading his favorite books, and spending time with his family.

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Welcome! I’m so glad you are here :-) I’m Pete. I am the owner of KayakHelp.com. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I grew up kayaking, fishing, sailing, and partaking in outdoor adventures around the Great Lakes. When I am not out on the water, you can find me skiing in the mountains, reading my favorite books, and spending time with my family.

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