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

Originally Posted by PuppyFeet2 View Post
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%

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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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