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Old 19-02-2016, 19:48   #46
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Re: Emergency anchor line extension

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and wondered if lengthing the rode in an "emergency" situation would benefit.
In your first post, you said you were already at a 7:1 scope.
Under normal circumstances, you'd be at a 4 - 5:1 scope (or even 3 maybe, if not enough room).
In the worst of circumstances, a scope of around 8:1 would be max, more won't do much if anything at all for your hold.

I'm just wondering why you'd be at 7:1 under normal circumstances and even more when the wind starts blowing? A 7:1 scope is already a 'sh*t hitting the fan' scope
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Old 20-02-2016, 08:18   #47
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Re: Emergency anchor line extension

I think an important point was missed, tying a knot weakens the rope...article below is one example of the info...summary knots weaken line...maybe 50%

http://www.bethandevans.com/pdf/TP_T..._March2011.pdf


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"Dahling..!! I think we are moving.. the winds F8 now and those cliffs look a bit closer..."

"No problems Hunney..!! .. I'll just grab my 200ft of 2" nylon 3strand and put a long splice on the end of the rode..
No sweat..!!
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