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Old 15-02-2012, 18:46   #76
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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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Easy there Obiwan - these are not the droids you are lookiong for.
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Old 15-02-2012, 18:50   #77
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Easy there Obiwan - these are not the droids you are lookiong for.
You win the price But that quote didn't fit in the space allowed, so I opted for the "You want to go home... you want to overthink your life..." mind trick that Ben used in the bar with the guy trying to sell death sticks... which didn't fit either, so this is what I ended up with

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Old 15-02-2012, 18:52   #78
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Im slow so slow I Tape then melt with a torch spin the loom back with un wet fingers. I curse why do I do that and why does it hurt so bad. Wet the fingers or do something else other then curse and wave my fingers never crossed my mind I was thinking do it faster. I am man. Then I push the whipping needle through in a drum whipping with numb thumbs. My thumbs are these polished scarred lumps with ntsa finger prints that match the imprint of bald mens scalps. I am always in the come over here sir line.
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Y'al forgot dipping in Shoe Goo!

Works a charm.
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Old 15-02-2012, 19:21   #80
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Look at the fine piece of work here; it has the dreaded rubber dip finishing that has failed and the guts are coming out. A proper whipping with stitched start and finish would never let this happen and costs a fraction of the costs of this abomination plus a little of the seaman's time.
The knots shown are also special in that they have not been invented yet


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Isn't that a tassel the Jews use to wear on their robes? But looks taped to me.
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Isn't that a tassel the Jews use to wear on their robes? But looks taped to me.

That would be the fringe on a Tallit. Trust me, they don't know how to tie knots and Jews with tools are to be approached with caution.
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My new dinghy painter:


(check the hot knife and whipping thread at the ready besides him on the ground!)
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Old 15-02-2012, 19:56   #83
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now thats one heck of a tallit!!
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That would be the fringe on a Tallit. Trust me, they don't know how to tie knots and Jews with tools are to be approached with caution.
Actually, I was referring to the ones the muslims use to take by force.
More thread drift.

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Re: The Bitter End ??

We have enough on topic controversy with how we might dress the ends of our lines. Please don't add more drifts to ethnicity and religion that will lead to a crash despite how benign the start.
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The knots shown are also special in that they have not been invented yet
Nonsense.... that thar is one'a'dem "WHYknots"

Hey y'all, watch this!
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We must have very different ideas about lines. My docklines are not generic use, they only get used as docklines. ...................The knots shown are also special in that they have not been invented yet


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Nick, I'm sure you are right that we have some different attitudes about lines and my purpose would not be to indicate one as right or wrong. I sure hope that you don't believe that, because I melt the ends of my lines, I would secure a line as shown in your photo! I identified my docklines as being kept for generic use because of the manner in which I cruise. Over the last two weeks I have tied to ten different docks. I am accustomed to passing my line under the lines others have already placed on pilings. I have to be able to place lines under a piling on a finger pier so not to trip my wife or others. I need to secure to pilings that I can not reach or those that I can't toss a loop over the top. My docklines are "generic" in that they suit me best with no end features and my best way to do this is with a smooth, narrow, strong end that doesn't have sharp edges or chafing blobs and I never have my ends degrade because to repair is so quick and simple. Sure, I've seen the melted ends that you speak of, but that is a consequence of technique, just as I'm sure you have seen people whip the end of a line in a way that doesn't meet your standards. Specialized docklines are a wise choice for those that have a slip that they repeatedly return to, but they don't work well for someone always underway. So, yes, you are right, we do have different attitudes about lines, but the differences likely best suit our needs.
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I sure hope that you don't believe that, because I melt the ends of my lines, I would secure a line as shown in your photo
I don't, no worry I put the photo in to show the bitter end with drooling entails because of no proper whipping.

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Easy there Obiwan - these are not the droids you are lookiong for.
Well, I couldn't stand it anymore, so made a blog post with hi-res pictures and all about how to properly finish The Bitter End in a seamanlike way

Here you go: Seaman or landlubber ?! - s/v Jedi

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Well, I couldn't stand it anymore, so made a blog post with hi-res pictures and all about how to properly finish The Bitter End in a seamanlike way

Here you go: Seaman or landlubber ?! - s/v Jedi

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Beautiful rope work

But when you do you rope-ends like that, how do you know which end is going to be the bitter end?

And do you have a different method of finishing the working end?
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