PE - Crows Feet

Stephen Wyley stephenw-hrt at
Fri Feb 11 11:26:08 PST 2000

Hi Matthew,

> Question 1: How do the crows feet attach to the guy rope? From the various
> illustrations I have seen it is some form of complex knot but there it not
> enough detail to see.

Some of the knots shown in 16th century German wood cuts seem quite 
simple. I would have to get out my knot references and compare them 
to the wood cuts to tell you what type of knots they are though.

> Question 2: Is there a particular recommended method of attaching the crows
> feet to the tent to get even tension on the roof?

I suggest the same as for the main guy rope, so tension is evenly 
spread between the attachment points.

Bye for now,

Stephen Francis Wyley
stephenw-hrt at
Technical Officer
(Plant Tissue Culture, Chemistry and Soil Science)
Conservation and Applied Science Department, NMIT


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