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Stock panel ATV hauling note

hauling tip for stock panel ATV attachment

There's one thing I would've done different on the stock panel ATV hauling.

Attaching the top part of the panels to the ATV would've been easier and faster with a few sections of small chain with a leash latch for quick connecting.

The problem with using rope was the high pressure. It took extra effort to untie each section when the knot gets that tight.

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Try tying a bowline, it will untie easily even after a heavy load. It's a common knot in the trades, second only to "multiple overhands"
Comment by Chris Fri Mar 22 18:33:53 2013
Like the other commented said, bowline works well, so does a figure 8 and a variety of other knots. I think the figure 8 is faster than a bowline.
Comment by Mason Mon Mar 25 11:42:34 2013
I would say that both the bowline and 8 are good knots to use, but the 8 is better for climbing as it retains 80% of the ropes strength. The bowline retains around 65% strength but is better for this application since it is easier to untie after being loaded.
Comment by Clever Survivalist Blog Survival Guide Tue Mar 26 07:43:22 2013

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