CMC Fundamentals: Learn Your Knots - Portuguese Bowline (aka Bowline on a Coil)


In this video, CMC shows how to tie a Portuguese Bowline (aka Bowline on a Coil). If the main line is tied directly to the litter, the Portuguese Bowline captures several structural elements. This is also a good way to attach a tag line to the litter.

If you have any questions about knots, equipment, or education, please email the CMC Instructors at or visit the CMC School page for class schedules.



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