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    Pictoral on a Locked Brummel


















    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    This all looks vaguely familiar
    Nice job.

    Doesn't the Locked Brummel derate the rope more than a straight bury?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBro View Post
    This all looks vaguely familiar
    Nice job.

    Doesn't the Locked Brummel derate the rope more than a straight bury?
    I dont think so. Knotty got an Email from Samson with some better results for whoopie deration of the cord. I forget where he posted it....

    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.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBro View Post
    This all looks vaguely familiar
    Nice job.

    Doesn't the Locked Brummel derate the rope more than a straight bury?
    Info from Samson on whoopie load derating can be found here.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=12319
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    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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    Thanks. That's not at all what I had envisioned.

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    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.

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    Thank you for posting this tutorial Opie Tom

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    The pictures help a ton. Thanks for posting.

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    Marlin Splice + bury = Locked Brummel

    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
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