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|11-21-2009 07:20 PM|
Removing knots. Some years ago I came a cross a nylon sling left by the poer company because someone had tied a knot in it and the knot was about the size of my fist and hard as a rock. Probably pulled tight by the winch on a line truck! I don't know what prompted me to try this, but I put it down on a hard surface and pounded the knot with a hammer. In a few seconds it was loose and I untied it! Over the year I have untied knots in lines of all kinds using a hammer. It does not appear to damage the lines.
Gary H. Lucas
|11-21-2009 03:36 PM|
They have reinvented the strope! Wow.
I think the invention is about 200 years old, perhaps more. These were common on dingies, back in the day. Using high teck line is a valuable upgrade. For lesser applications these can be tied from any flexible line.
I have always used stropes to hold certain covers on the boat, because they are faster than knots and will not scratch the sides like shackles or other metal connectors.
|11-21-2009 03:12 PM|
Eye spliced the sheets and used one of these "softies" to attach to sheets.
Softies | Colligo Synthetic Systems | Colligo Marine
No more hang ups when tacking on my cutter rig.
Used em' for hanks, deck shackles, Sail tacks, halyard (no more banging shackles)
|11-21-2009 09:39 AM|
|11-20-2009 11:28 PM|
Dawg, how you been? Haven't seen you around lately. Hope all is well you little runt.
|11-20-2009 11:04 PM|
No one ever said he was very bright... Stubborn, yes, bright, no....
Originally Posted by denby View Post
|11-20-2009 10:31 PM|
Originally Posted by knothead View Post
I've done that for practice, very hard and seldom works. But what a Challenge.
|11-20-2009 07:58 PM|
Originally Posted by KeelHaulin View Post
|11-20-2009 06:55 PM|
Originally Posted by pdqaltair View Post
I don't discount that a figure eight may be a knot with higher strength; but I don't think it's suitable for use on sailboat halyards or sheets (unless it's an emergency). I can't remember how many times our sheets would snag and hold to the shrouds with bowlines tied; since switching to eye splices we have had none.
|11-20-2009 05:02 PM|
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
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