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Old 13-02-2012, 16:54   #31
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Re: The Bitter End??

I haven't done much whipping - well a bit - but I mostly cut and melt halyards and such.

I wrap a piece of double braid tightly in about four or five turns of masking tape, then cut thru the tape and the line with a very sharp knife. This gives you a clean cut. Then I heat the cut end quickly with one of those tiny torches, and as mentioned above, quickly mold the end with wet fingers. Once the tape is removed, you have a nicely sealed end with no scorching on the jacket.

For longevity, I think whipping with thru stitches after a nicely sealed cut like this is a nice idea, and makes for a nice finish. Don't forget you can buy whipping twine in various colours for added effect.

When I do whip rope, I find putting the rope in a vice helpful, I can get the whipping really tight that way - one hand to hold the end, one hand to hold the twine.
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Have been finishing with some shrink wrap, different colours...
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Have been finishing with some shrink wrap, different colours...
Blasphemy !

shrink wrap tsk tsk tsk

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Whipping is one of those simple things to learn and is far more impressive when stepping aboard than a black melted end. Sometimes it's the smaller fine details that impress and define the difference bewteen seasoned sailors and check book sailors
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Indeed... I'm getting jealous at him writing that instead of me If he comes to CF he will divert some of the heat from me to him haha

I agree with the statement 100% of course

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Indeed... I'm getting jealous at him writing that instead of me If he comes to CF he will divert some of the heat from me to him haha

I agree with the statement 100% of course

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I'm going to go home tonight and practice whipping lines and blowing my bosun pipe so as to not be mistaken for a checkbook sailor.
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I'm going to go home tonight and practice whipping lines and blowing my bosun pipe so as to not be mistaken for a checkbook sailor.
That's the spirit: put time and effort into it, instead of throwing money at it. Comes natural for the Dutch

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LMAO Over the whipping only.......
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Re: The Bitter End??

There is one more method that I forgot to mention in my first post, and that is Plasti Dip. >>> Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Rubber Dip Coating

After burning the ends one can dip the ends in the liquid for a sealed end, kind of like shrink wrap but smooth/no edges.

I have a short line that I use for dropping a bucket in the water, for whatever. The ends have had the Plasti Dip on them for years but the line has about frayed out by now, but the ends are still good. I plan to do most of my other lines once they are replaced. Another line, I tied a regular knot in the end and dipped it and the knot has held up for years, also.

I even used some of it to coat the bad spots on the bottom of my inflatable, after prep'ing it first. It kept the small leaks out for a couple years but after beaching it.............
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'Tis good to protect the whip.......... Actually used similar on shifter/spanner handles it's good stuff. You might even attract a Tsk tsk tsk or three!!!!! LMAO
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There is one more method that I forgot to mention in my first post, and that is Plasti Dip. >>>

After burning the ends one can dip the ends in the liquid for a sealed end, kind of like shrink wrap but smooth/no edges.
brrrrrrrrrrr.... sounds worse than those steering wheel dipped rubber coatings! Custom condom for bitter end


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'Tis good to protect the whip.......... Actually used similar on shifter/spanner handles it's good stuff. You might even attract a Tsk tsk tsk or three!!!!! LMAO
tsk tsk tsk... I once told somebody he needed a new mooring line because it was almost chafed through... he told me he tried to buy a new one but they didn't have the length size he needed Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

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brrrrrrrrrrr.... sounds worse than those steering wheel dipped rubber coatings! Custom condom for bitter end




tsk tsk tsk... I once told somebody he needed a new mooring line because it was almost chafed through... he told me he tried to buy a new one but they didn't have the length size he needed Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

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Here's the duct tape treatment of the bitter end. The way the line is laid to the cleat is another sign of the checkbook sailor


It can go much worse than that, just look at this one and how the splice was done:

Look how the blue line is cleated... backwards!
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them's some scary cleatin's, bruh

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Whipping is one of those simple things to learn and is far more impressive when stepping aboard than a black melted end. Sometimes it's the smaller fine details that impress and define the difference bewteen seasoned sailors and check book sailors

Also completely untrue. You don't start out knowing how to do it, and I experienced sailors whose names would be recognized here who just don't always have time to do it because they're busy doing other boat things. These are people who do all their own work on their boats -- one reason they don't always have time.

Comments like that make beginners, and those who have to hire some things out because they don't know everything in the world, or have every possible skill in the world yet, feel a little unwelcome ...
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