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Old 12-04-2013, 09:00   #1
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Landlubbers beware!

This thread is not about how to do things cheap or quick or easy... it is about how to do it right!

Here is the problem, I used "cheap" rope two years ago:


Here is what I use to correct that mistake:


and this is the end result:

No heatshrink. No Liquid rubber. No duct tape.
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What's up man, you didn't spend your evenings whipping those ends?
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What's up man, you didn't spend your evenings whipping those ends?
First you seize them, then stitch and whip them
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Re: Landlubbers beware!

Lol!! this remind me when i deliver a brand new lagoon 380 to caribean and the dealer give us cheap dock lines to dock the boat along the way, 2 lines parted in la Coruña in 30 knts of wind , and 1 more in Porto, China China stuff!! no way....
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First you seize them, then stitch and whip them

Mmmmm.... I love it when you get all 'Macho'...




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Re: Landlubbers beware!

neat but why not just splice an eye in the fender end
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Re: Landlubbers beware!

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First you seize them, then stitch and whip them
I used to do that all the time. . . but that is another story. Seriously, though, doing things proper and Bristol fashion, though possibly more time consuming and a bit more expensive, is less costly in the long run.
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Re: Landlubbers beware!

"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

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Re: Landlubbers beware!

i use straight plain old line for docklines and fenders--those cutsie expensive eyes spliced in are only for looks. my docklines are cleated off both ends and my fenders do not disappear on me...btw--all my fenders except one were found by me--they were floating by my boat with those cutsie attachments of purchased equipment as well as chafed spliced loops. forcing ones self to re-ty the line constantly forces continuous inspection and is less pricey because it makes my fenders remain loyal to my boat. i can also use that bit of line for other purposes.

beautiful work, jedi.
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