The other day, while trying to keep my plane from blowing away, I started to think about all the knots and tie-down tricks we use up here. Especially when not on a paved airport.
It dawned on me that I do not even know the name of the common tie-down knot I have been using for all these decades. What the heck is that knot?
It winter, its late and I am still up. So I figured I would start a conversation.
One thing I like to use when nose beaching a float-plane where there are no logs or bushes to attach a rope or line, is to use my folding shovel ( entrenching tool) and then bury my canoe paddle or a piece of drift wood as a dead-man anchor.