Hi, I’m Boatswain Mate second class, Rick Horvath. Hi, I’m Boatswain Mate second class, Rick Horvath. I’m going to be demonstrating for you today a Sheep Shank. Alright, basically we’re going to make it like an “S.” So, one line you’re going to make an “S,” make an “S” shape of your line, looks something like this. “S” or “Z,” however you want to call it. You’re going to take your right side and you’re going to twist.
You’re going to slide it on and then pull. And then you’re going to do the same thing, you’re going to twist your left,
and that’s how you tie a Sheep Shank. What is can be used for is if a line parts or breaks, you can use the same working line or if you’re trying to shorten up
the distance of a line with too much access but you don’t want to cut it, it makes the line much smaller and easier to work with.