Folding a Flag CLOVE HITCH 2 1

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Folding a Flag CLOVE HITCH 2 1
Folding a Flag
A flag needs to be
folded a certain
way before it is
hoisted.
TOGGLE
HOIST
STROP
1. Make a loop as shown.
2. Put a second loop
over the first.
3. Put both loops over
toggle pull to
tighten.
1
CLOVE HITCH
HITCH
CLOVE
Fold over
Fold over
again
2
3
Fold over
3
1
(TOGGLE ON TOP)
A CLOVE HITCH will not
slip when the rope is pulled
tight, but is easy to untie
when the rope is loose.
(for a very
small flag you
might miss out
step 2)
Also use as the starting knot
when doing lashings for camp
gadgets (slip loops onto wooden
pole / stick)
Wrap the strop
around the rolled
flag as shown,
and tuck under
to secure.
1. Pull to raise
the flag up the
pole.
4
A SHEET BEND
is used to join two
ropes of different
thicknesses
SHEET BEND
The loop
at the
end of
the
STROP
HALYARD
CLEAT
Roll
5
2
2. Pull to
release
the flag
when it is at
the top.
3. Tie off loose
rope around HALYARD
rope
the cleat
Hoisting a Flag
START

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