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Just an update..

Nine hours.. NINE HOURS!!! I spent last sunday trying to splice test bits of rope with pretty much no success.

The Rooster Easy Splice as recommended in this thread just arrived. literally 3 mins later I'd successfully spliced it with just a bit of old wire.  This stuff really is ridiculously easy to splice.

I know the splice is short.. It was just a test and I didnt want to use too much of it. No idea as yet how it will perform in the cleats but for splicing, it really is 'EASY'




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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 18 at 11:42am
my experience was the same. my splice overlap came out shorter than suggested but after a season of hauling and tensioning all is fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote piglet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 18 at 12:23pm
If it's that loose won't it shake out?  
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Originally posted by piglet

If it's that loose won't it shake out?  

In temptation of Murphy's Law and speaking to soon, mine show no signs of it, no

As soon as the line is in tension, the outer seems to grip the inner nicely
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Post Options Post Options   Quote piglet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 18 at 12:31pm
It's when it's loose and flogging around that would worry me. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 18 at 1:31pm
Originally posted by piglet

It's when it's loose and flogging around that would worry me. 

In the 100, Phantoms and the like, the elastic take-ups means that never happens.

No take-ups in the RS200, but still never had a problem.

It's inevitable that the splice finds it's way into the working part of the line for much of a race too, where it's under tension most of the time
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Post Options Post Options   Quote elzorillo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 18 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by piglet

If it's that loose won't it shake out?  

I very much doubt that would happen, but as a precaution you could always put a couple of stitches in it.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 18 at 4:34pm
As indeed you appear to have done on your test piece  Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ardea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 18 at 1:28pm
I've a tangentially related question. How much slack do you leave in a system without elastic take-up? Just doing an rs200 and there doesn't seem to be a way to do a take-up, so length is more critical than on systems I've done before. Any suggestions?
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