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Re: Protective coatings for splices and stitching
Dyneema covers? Certainly a very valid option, perhaps the best option in many cases. I've done this before.
* Overkill for many. Those pictures are halyard porn and my boat would faint.
* Doesn't apply to webbing, such as jacklines, tethers and exposed clew stitching.
* What is protecting all of the stitching? Normally waxed whipping twine will last as long as the line in such an application.
* Often too large to fit into blocks, unless the blocks have been over sized (which is certainly possible if the line has been downsized).
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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Last edited by pdqaltair; 12-30-2013 at 05:20 PM.