terminating spectra rope

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terryk
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terminating spectra rope

Post by terryk » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:00 pm

Hi builders, I am going to use spectra rope in my steering system but I`m finding it hard to info on how to terminate the rope :?: I know that you cannot just tie a knot and that the rope has a slip factor, any ideas :?:

cheers

terryk

PaulBadeau

terminating spectra rope

Post by PaulBadeau » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:14 pm

Hi Terryk,



Applied Fiber specializes in the termination of Spectra rope. Please call me in Florida or connect via email on our website. We may be able to help you. Our website is www applied-fiber com



phone- 850.539.7720



Thanks,



Paul Badeau

terryk
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terminating spectra rope

Post by terryk » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:49 pm

Hi Paul,

Thanks very much, I will email my intentions.

Cheers

terryk

Robert

terminating spectra rope

Post by Robert » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:57 am

Hi Terrik,



you can perhaps find help here http://www.samsonrope.com/index.cfm?page=28



or here http://www.liros.com/start.aspx



Robert

puremajek
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terminating spectra rope

Post by puremajek » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:55 am

terry



I have since removed my Steering spectra and replaced it with 4mm SS cable. While the spectra met all the right strength attributes, its stretch (which is supposed to be very little), gave the autopilot the sh**s. Changed it toe SS and have never had a problem since. Send me a PM if interested.



All my spectra ends have been sealed with a soldering iron and a large flat 'bit'. The trick is to ensure that the middle section blends in with the outer. Apart from the first few trial ones, they have stood up well with the sail use to date.
James
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