The Sheet bend is used to join together 2 lines of different diameters. It is useful when using a light heaving line to pass a heavier tow line to a boat or dockline to shore. When used to tie one line to an eye-splice or a metal ring, it is called a Becket bend. A Becket Bend on a Bight can be used to attach a tow line to an all-rope towing bridle.
|To tie a sheet bend:
Both bitter ends should be on the same side (as shown).
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