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07-30-2009 02:23 PM
PalmettoSailor
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Originally Posted by j34035 View Post
I am going to try a core to core and bury the cover with a different piece of line. I just did not want to try on this new halyard material at $2. per foot. If I had to cut it off (already did once) I might have ended up with a halyard that was 3-4' too short. I particularly liked the pulling tool he was using rather than beating his hands and fingers up pulling the tension on the line. I agree, good video!
DD
Dang, that's good thinkin'.
07-30-2009 01:46 PM
j34035 I am going to try a core to core and bury the cover with a different piece of line. I just did not want to try on this new halyard material at $2. per foot. If I had to cut it off (already did once) I might have ended up with a halyard that was 3-4' too short. I particularly liked the pulling tool he was using rather than beating his hands and fingers up pulling the tension on the line. I agree, good video!
DD
07-30-2009 11:00 AM
PalmettoSailor I'd like to thank Knothead also. His video's are a real service to the sailing community and what convinced me to teach myself to do an eyesplice in the first place. Having seen the demo of the core to core splice, I may teach myself that one as well. Though I'd likely wimp out and use the heatshrink rather than filet my hands trying to bury the cover. lol
07-29-2009 11:03 PM
j34035 Knothead,
You are correct that if you follow the directions it is not too bad. There are a couple of things to watchout for: First is remember to put your shackle on before you make the loop with the core. Sort of defeats the purpose of the exercise if you leave that out. Second, be prepared to work HARD to get everything buried in the cover when you are pulling the final step. I did not bury the last bit of cover as there was no way it would fit, so I sewed and whipped the short tail to the outside of the splice as per the instructions. I am not sure if I am going to do the shrink tube or not. If I had it to do again, I would probably pay the $25 to have a rigger do it(took me 2 hours), but now I know what it involves and will at least appreciate it if I pay to have one done. The video reference was much appreciated!! Thanks BTW, all the skin on my hands is sore from pulling on the cover. Oh well, at least I got to play with some boat toys in the middle of the week!
DD
07-29-2009 10:49 PM
j34035
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Originally Posted by Paul_L View Post
That be me.

Paul L
Your jcruiser web site has been a point of reference for me since I found it several years ago. Like a dummy, I had a moment of weakness and sold my 37 and have regretted it ever since. My J/34c is equally as good a boat, just not as fast or roomy. Maybe one of these days a 37c? We will see. Good to hear from you!!
DD
07-29-2009 08:00 PM
Paul_L
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Paul, are you the J/37 guy?
DD
That be me.

Paul L
07-29-2009 07:11 PM
knothead Your T-900 should be spliced using a core to core splice. In the videos, my partner Andrew shows his method which is pretty much like what you are looking at if you're looking at the New England Ropes splicing instructions. Andrew actually makes it a little more complicated in that he insists in burying his cover instead of hiding it under a whipping. Which really accomplishes nothing except saving you from having to do a whipping. I would rather do a nice whipping and save the work.

It is not a really complicated splice after you've worked through it a few times. But it certainly is a little daunting when just reading the instructions. Perhaps watching the video will give you a little confidence to try it.
5/16" is actually a pretty good size to start out on.
Give it a try.


YouTube - Andrew's core to core splice Part One

YouTube - Andrew's core to core splice Part Two
07-29-2009 06:15 PM
j34035 Paul, are you the J/37 guy?
DD
07-29-2009 06:14 PM
j34035 I printed instructions from NER's website and will let you all know how it goes! I just hope the line does not shrink due to my splicing mistakes (cutoffs!) I would have paid the splicing fee, but my shackles were here and not there, and I already have fids. Thanks for the feedback.
DD
07-29-2009 01:32 PM
Paul_L The splice is actually easier than a standard double braid splice because the outer braid is not structural. This means the strains on the outer and inner braids do not have to be perfectly balanced.

Paul L
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