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  • Colin Lowe
    Dwight, Thanks for the link http://www.realknots.com/knots/sloops.htm I have now cut down my lines and made new loops using the Double Figure of Eight Knot I
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      Dwight,

      Thanks for the link http://www.realknots.com/knots/sloops.htm I have now cut
      down my lines and made new loops using the "Double Figure of Eight Knot"

      I should have concentrated more when I was in the scouts several years
      ago!!!!

      Thanks once again
      Regards
      Colin Lowe
      Barcelona Spain.



      > Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 05:15:11 -0500
      > From: "Dwight & Jacky" <fishersfort@...>
      > Subject: Re: Problems with lines
      >
      > I use the double figure eight knot shown here.
      > http://www.realknots.com/knots/sloops.htm with this knot you can use the
      > loop it makes, to form another larkshead (the loop you feed back on
      itself).
      >
      > I don't know what line CA is using now, but with Q powerline this knot
      works
      > well. Another idea is to contact your local "toy" kite shop. These shops
      > know how to redo line ends.
      >
      > Dwight
      >
      >
      > > Hi all,
      > >
      > > I have a Concept Air "New Wave 6.3" kite and use it with the standard
      > lines
      > > and bar that came with the kite when new. Generally the lines are still
      in
      > > good condition however I have recently noticed that at the kite end of
      the
      > > main control lines, where there is a small loop that you feed back
      through
      > > it's self, to connect to the kite, this loop is worn through the yellow
      > > outer material of the lines and has exposed the central core of the
      line.
      > >
      > > Q1. Is it common practice to cut the line and re-make the loop again?
      > If
      > > so can I do this myself, or is it best to go to a sail maker/repairer to
      > to
      > > the job for me? The original is stiched back on it's self to make the
      > loop.
      > >
      > > Q2. Are there any add on accesesories that can be fitted to improve
      the
      > > connection between the kite and lines, to use instead of the standard
      end
      > of
      > > line loop type of connection.
      > >
      > > Regards
      > > Colin.
      >
      >
      >
      >
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