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Old 16-06-2012, 19:12   #31
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Re: Line End Whipping

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Tis tis Wotname you don't cover with sailmakers leather neatly sewn on.
Only 'cause I didn't know better..... but now I do; thanks glenn#

Do you suggest the leather go underneath the heat shrink or on top.... I am thinking underneath so:
1. The heat shrink will help to keep the leather dry
2. I worried the leather will hide all my fine work and others won't notice my whipping skills....
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Old 16-06-2012, 19:43   #32
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Re: Line End Whipping

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Needle and thread NOT needed. Just some very small line...

Form a loop. wrap toward loop. pass end through loop. pull loop free end and the other end until the loop gets pulled under the wrapping. Keep pulling until tight as you like snip off excess.

Be sure to clean surface very well with alcohol
Exactly my approach RTBates. No need for needle at all to do a very effective and robust whipping. And it takes 2 minutes, not 5. Just have to get the winding tight.
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Old 16-06-2012, 21:21   #33
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Exactly my approach RTBates. No need for needle at all to do a very effective and robust whipping. And it takes 2 minutes, not 5. Just have to get the winding tight.
No needles? blasphemy! You have to lock the core to the outer cover -and- prevent any chance of the whipping moving towards the bitter end

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Old 16-06-2012, 22:20   #34
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I thought you were going to give us a link to a porn site.
What a letdown.
I did, for ropes, watch them intertwine slowly wrapping themselves around each other forming one unit, culminating in a good joint, never to come undone , so to speak....Get Knotted....... LMAO Cheers Frank
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Old 19-06-2012, 14:41   #35
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I've got a lot of palm and needle whippings on my boat that are 20 years old or so, and have yet to see one of them fail. Some of the simpler wrapped whippings have come apart, though not often. Tension and a bit of wax would probably help them. For expensive/important lines, I'll even put two palm and needle whippings on the end (one at the bitter end and another 3 or so diameters in) which will probably never be needed, but looks damn salty and heck, I enjoy whipping, splicing, etc. If you're working with 3 strand, you can also do a sailmakers whipping which is just as secure as the palm and needle method, but doesn't require a needle. Good palms and needles aren't sold at most marine stores, and make the job a lot more pleasant. Your local sailmaker should be able to set you up with good needles (take care to store them so they don't rust.) Palms take a bit more hunting these days.
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Re: Line End Whipping

Put rice in the container that you store your needles in. The rice absorbs moisture and keeps the rust under control. Can convert the rice to emergency rations if you get shipwrecked on a deserted island. Are there any deserted islands these days???
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Have a small butane torch,seals the ends in a jiffy won't blow out like a bic,and it's 100% fool proff o yea no needle sticks in the fingers.
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Have a small butane torch,seals the ends in a jiffy won't blow out like a bic,and it's 100% fool proff o yea no needle sticks in the fingers.



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Old 25-06-2012, 21:40   #39
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Re: Line End Whipping

The slippery slope down from whipping leads beyond PWC to an all-electronic cockpit diverting watching eyes from outboard to inward attention to displays. One will not see the whales.

yeah, and ya know what THAT leads to!

If you are going to whip a 3 strand please turn it first;


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