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Old 20-02-2013, 11:42   #16
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Re: Spliceing two different lines

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I agree with you 100% but in my particular situation I have already 600ft of 1/2" Samson Trophy.This line has a soft, fuzzy cover that is easy on the hands. This double braid construction has a spun polyester cover and a polyester core. I do not have enough space for it in the drum and this is the reason I want to splice it with thin dyneema. Additionally Trophy fits perfectly my clutches .
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I would actually argue that sta-set is actually some of the most expensive line you can buy. Significantly more expensive than dyneema. Just make a spreadsheet showing breaking strength/cost and you will see what I mean.
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Old 22-02-2013, 12:39   #18
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I would actually argue that sta-set is actually some of the most expensive line you can buy. Significantly more expensive than dyneema. Just make a spreadsheet showing breaking strength/cost and you will see what I mean.
Stumble, we've had this discussion before. No one spec's out there line for breaking strength unless you either sail with dental floss, or own a rather large boat with high loads.

Tristan, why on earth would you buy 600' of 1/2" trophy braid?
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Re: Spliceing two different lines

Because I bought it 10 years ago and just "discovered" it in the dark corner of my garage.
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If it is a small block then splice the shortened core onto the dyneema, milk the sleeve forward and splice it onto the dyneema. Viz cored polyester onto wire.

That's my guess, not a hard fact.

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+1 That is how I would do it if I was gonna do it. Except I Wouldnt do it. I think I wiuld install a smaller rope clutch or use a cleat and stopper.

For a slight increase in Diameter Yiu can run a small line up the center of the line. Whose diameter you want to increase. But 3/16 to 1/2 Wouldnt work. At least I dont think it would but you might try it. The obvious advantage is external smoothness at the transition, especially if you taper your filler line, which ccould be the still good core from an old diuble braid line.

Maybe use a double braid, with the cover removed to make the small part?
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