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    Mid-line eye splice

    Does anyone know how to place an eye-splice in the middle of a single-braid line so that the eye can be loaded away from either end of the rope, and can be loaded where both legs take part of the load in different directions? Maybe by grafting an additional piece of line as the eye?



    Does that make any sense?

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    I would suggest a second piece of cord to form the loop. Each end of the short line can be spliced with a locking brummel with long bury before exiting to form one leg of the loop, repeat in reverse for the second leg. I hope this makes sense.

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    Thanks BC, that does make sense. I was thinking along those lines as a possibility.

    Does anyone have expreience with a setup like Bluenose Climber describes? Was it successful?

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    What about using an Alpine Butterfly loop instead? I'd think the loop would be stronger than grafting a 2nd piece of line into the first unless you are using really long buries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post
    What about using an Alpine Butterfly loop instead? I'd think the loop would be stronger than grafting a 2nd piece of line into the first unless you are using really long buries.
    +1 on an Alpine Butterfly

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    The alpine butterfly is my favorite knot. You can use it as a bend, a mid-line loop, even as an end of rope loop if desired. It is what I am currently using.

    I've just been on a splicing kick and wanted to know if anyone had seen something like this used anywhere.

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    This was discussed in another thread recently. Bottom line was that the alpine butterfly was not a good solution in amsteel.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=28968
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    What about making a fixed loop and connecting via a prussic knot to the main line?

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    a fig 8 knot to form your loop?

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    The main issue with knots in Amsteel is the knot slippage over time due to the ropes lask of stretch and friction.

    Could this not be overcome by tying the knot, then stratigically "tacking" the parts in place with a few stiches of polyester thread? This could still sllow the rope to carry the load while the stitching may maintain the knot symetry when the loads are removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    This was discussed in another thread recently. Bottom line was that the alpine butterfly was not a good solution in amsteel.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=28968
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