This all looks vaguely familiar
Doesn't the Locked Brummel derate the rope more than a straight bury?
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."-Theodore Roosevelt
Sweet. I read this post on a tablet PC. My stylus is attached to the computer with larksheaded decoy line finished with a locked brummel on either end. That's a really nice concise explanation. Good photos always do the trick.
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Also... I posted a picture or 2 of some 3/16 amsteel I whipped up into a whoopie sling. Clearly the larger rope suffers more deformation from bury entrances and exits.... So IM wondering if the smaller diameters dont suffer from the extreme derates as the larger.
And the destructive testing Ive done, albeit it not scientific or standardized, dont show the brummel adversely effecting the rating over a straight, stitched bury.
Thanks. That's not at all what I had envisioned.
Back when I used to fly gliders, this is the way the tow-lines were finished on each end. If it is strong enough to pull an aircraft, should be good enough for a hammock suspension.
Thank you for posting this tutorial Opie Tom
The pictures help a ton. Thanks for posting.
BTW, the two passes through the standing part, prior to the bury, are called a Marlin splice.
Marlin is two strand, twisted, tarred hemp... it is small stuff, used for a variety of things, including mousing shackles, seizing shrouds, knife lanyards and breakout ties for sails.
Being two strand, it cannot not be spliced in the traditional manner, so it is spliced with three passes through the standing part, like the two passes Opie has shown prior to the bury. It is surprisingly strong, and doesn't reduce the strength of the line much at all.
- MacEntyre, user of hemp
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
Great photos. When do you taper the end? If you taper it at the start, before you first grab the tail end of the bury, and grab at the middle of the tapered part, not where it starts, then the doubled portion that is held by the fid is approximately the same thickness as the main part of the line. This makes it easier to pull the bury into the line (photos 14 and 15).