I've been reading the forum for a while but this is my first post. I've learned a ton from browsing the history here so i'm hoping someone out there can help with this.
I'm looking for advice on how to replace a piece of my bridle. The pulleys in the bridle for the front lines run along a small section of line secured on either end by lark's head loops. When i bought the kite i thought "neat, an easy way to replace a pulley worn line". Sadly after sufficiently wearing them down I've come to discover that no one actually sells the replacement parts. Bummer; so i'm trying to fashion my own out of a new piece of spectra rope. I can't decide how best to tie the knot on either end so the lark's head loops will hold. When you replace line sections, how do you duplicate the knot?
This is the original knot, standard stuff: looks to me like a simple knot was tied and the tail has been folded over, spliced into the line, then sowed for good measure.
Is the splice and sow step critical? I don't have the skill and local shops are saying it isn't. Can i get away with a simple knot folded over like this? This is on the bridle so i won't be removing it for years (hopefully).
Any advice appreciated. I want to make sure i go with the safest possible repair. If anyone knows of a better knot or method i'm open to that too.