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    I used a spliced loop and for the knot I used a zeppelin bend. I used about 20" of cordage. 2" extra just in case....
    1" backsplice on both ends (2")
    1/2" tails on the knot (1")
    1 1/2" for the knot on each end (3")
    3" fixed length between the loop splice and the knot
    1" loop
    2" length loop to the prusik
    5" for the prusik
    1" length from the prusik to the knot

    Grand total of 18"
    Works pretty well in my limited experience.

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    LC and Lone... Thanks for the pics.

    I do intend to offer this as an option, soon. It was on my mind as I was going through the redesign. I think for something like the TRL.... No complicated stopper is needed.... there isnt that much tension on the TRL.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Thanks to Opie for the great ideas! I like the idea of using the KnotBone! It is small, easy to use and holds well. I modified the way to attached the loop of the ridgeline on mine so that most of the ridgeline loop is hidden inside the KnotBone.

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

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    Just wondering, how do you attach the zing-it to the knotbone? Do you use a fixed eye splice and sew it, or do you attach it with a locked brummel? I would like to put together a ridgeline for my superfly similar to Opie's design with the knotbone and figure 9, as well as some 8 ft lengths with fixed loops for girth hitching on the tarp tie outs. I have searched the forum, and watched Opies great locked brummel post for amsteel, but can't find anywhere that explains what measurements I would need for completing the locked brummel using zing-it.

    Thanks!

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    Callahan, it's a fixed eye with a locked brummel. Line runs lengthwise down the center hole of the Knotbone. First mark is at 2" from the end. 2nd mark where the threader goes through is at 6" from the end. Loop is pulled tight against the Knotbone, locked and buried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    Callahan, it's a fixed eye with a locked brummel. Line runs lengthwise down the center hole of the Knotbone. First mark is at 2" from the end. 2nd mark where the threader goes through is at 6" from the end. Loop is pulled tight against the Knotbone, locked and buried.
    Perfect! Thanks for the help Smokebait

    Cheers

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    Thanks to Opie, SmokeBait and all for all the help and great tuturorials! Built my continuous ridgeline last night and completed my first splices...Can't wait to try this on my Superfly!

    Cheers
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    Callahan looks good! You know you don't need the S biners. You could girth hitch your prussic to your tarp and have fewer pieces that can come undone (which means get lost to me). Nice splices.
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    Looks good Callahan. That should serve you well.

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