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post #56821 of 57360
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Made a soft shackle with $1.20 worth of dyneema. Same exact thing would have been $20+ from the store. 

Which design?

I like This method better than the one that does a complete bury of the whole length.

I don't really have uses for more of them, but they are fun to make and have around. They get a lot bigger than the starting line which I always find surprising.

What I really need now are some tapered sheets...
post #56822 of 57360
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Originally Posted by otc View Post


Which design?

I like This method better than the one that does a complete bury of the whole length.

I don't really have uses for more of them, but they are fun to make and have around. They get a lot bigger than the starting line which I always find surprising.

What I really need now are some tapered sheets...

 

Yeah, I used that method. The full bury method looks cleaner but is annoying to use. It's ridiculous the upcharge is for splicing/tapering etc. It's so easy to do on your own if you have decent fids. I did my spin sheets a few seasons ago, thinking about replacing the mainsheet and tapering it this offseason. 

post #56823 of 57360
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Which design?

I like This method better than the one that does a complete bury of the whole length.

I don't really have uses for more of them, but they are fun to make and have around. They get a lot bigger than the starting line which I always find surprising.

What I really need now are some tapered sheets...

o i bet u bury the whole length
post #56824 of 57360
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Yeah, I used that method. The full bury method looks cleaner but is annoying to use. It's ridiculous the upcharge is for splicing/tapering etc. It's so easy to do on your own if you have decent fids. I did my spin sheets a few seasons ago, thinking about replacing the mainsheet and tapering it this offseason. 

My problem is that I need a single line with the center tapered out (so thick ends, thin center). My V15 jib sheet is cowhitched at the center, and I want thin/slick line that will run through the eye easily, but need beefy ends for the crew to handle.

I think there are a couple types of line where I could conceivable taper the center out if I thought it through. APS sells a set, but I think they just splice alpha SSR ends to an Amsteel center and charge like $90 for 25' of it (something like $30-35 worth of line)..

I think I could use this method on Excel Fusion:so long as I am able to leave the cover intact on both ends (just a lot of pulling through). That would be more like $50 for much fancier line.

Not sure where to locate the splice exactly...and I don't really want to fuck up $50 worth of line. APS says 5' thin section and 10' thick sections...I wonder if that's 5' of completely thin and then the taper starts?
post #56825 of 57360
i'm happy that i don't know what the hell any of the last 2 pages was about.
post #56826 of 57360

Well shiver me timbers

post #56827 of 57360
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

i'm happy that i don't know what the hell any of the last 2 pages was about.
Really. When ethan started going on about "soft shackles", I assumed we were heading in an entirely different direction.
post #56828 of 57360

dat marlinspike seamanship doe

post #56829 of 57360

Pipefitters from back east call shackles clevises wtf learn how to talk 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Heading across the way tomorrow night to raid my neighbor's wine cellar and he's big on Scotch too. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Peat or no peat?

post #56831 of 57360
Speyside for me.
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hehehe  Piob likes em fruity  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

just like his wines.  what were you thinking?

post #56833 of 57360
Had a great expense account happy hour and am now chilling at home with a drink and a movie. Life is good. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #56834 of 57360
asianslashasianslashwhiteslashasian shoe circle

I'm the one rockin $15 canvas shoes fuck y'all

post #56835 of 57360
I got another fine piece of German engineering—a Rowenta iron—thanks to a Macy's gift card I've had for years and completely forgot about. It's a beast.
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