Which is better for strength for attaching a bridle
to chain/rode ?
A: Klemheist knot
made from a length of rope
that has an eye splice at each end, with a single
soft shackle threaded through both eyes
B: klemheist knot
made from a continuous loop, through which the soft shackle is threaded.
I am guessing A?
Also I wonder if anyone could check my thinking.
I'm trying to size the rope
used for the klemheist component. I have the following:
* candidate for klemheist knot, 5/16" (8mm) dyneema
which has a minimum breaking strength of 12,300lb.
legs: 3/4 3-strand nylon and have each an avg breaking strength of 17,150 (don't know the minimum).
* 3/8" (10mm) g43 chain (50meters) with about 5400 WLL (safety factor is 3:1)
* 50m of 5/8" 3-strand nylon rode
, with around 11,650 avg strength
The 3 strand rode
is the weak point, with a safety
factor of 3:1 making it about 3800lb, but i have the chain for most situations. working load at 3:1 for the 5/16" dyneema
would be about 4100, but does using two eyes increase that?
I also have a bunch of 1/2" (12mm) dyneema with 30,600 min break, but I don't imagine that's appropriate for this link - and would it even hold well to the 5/8 rode? This stuff was intended for making soft shackles.
So my questions are, is the 5/16" dyneea appropriate for the klemheist knot, and should I use a loop or a length with two eyes for connecting the klemheist to the soft shackle (which then connects to a 1/2" dyneema continuous loop which connects the bridle legs)
Thanks for advice!