I am starting to replace wire rigging
with Amsteel where it makes sense. Today I made up new stays that connect the ama (float) bows to the tip of the bowsprit
, which keep the sprit from moving laterally. (see image)
Anyway, my question is about whether anyone knows if there is a formula that can predict the amount of length lost
to construction "shrinkage"? The loss is related to the diameter of the line increasing for the length of the "bury".
I found When making modified Brummel eye splices that if I measured the line with the Brummel lock complete (before burying the tapered tail) it was exactly the right length, but when the bury was complete I had lost
a few inches. My first try was a learning
experience (I'll find another use for the line, at some point). My second try I compensated but was still off a little (but it's usable for the intended purpose). Any tips to get it exact?