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Re: North Trust Depower line replacement

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:18 am
by William Munney
davesails7 wrote:
William Munney wrote:Sorry for the thread necromancy, sometimes retarded easy isn't easy enough for me.. Two questions- I'm finding it very difficult to complete the bury in the Amsteel line- any fid that you can fit the rope in will not pull through the hollow core, even aluminum fids. Other question- are these eyesplices only secured with the bury and stitching? I don't see any brummel lock on the original splices.

Not sure if you are working on the depower line or the fifth line. I replace my depower lines with Amsteel from West Marine.

The posts above say 1/4", but I thought when I bought 1/4" it was too large and I had to go to 3/16"? Not exactly sure though.

I didn't splice mine. I meant to do it, but I chickened out because I'd never spliced anything before, and I didn't trust myself to not screw it up. I tied a bowline instead and put gorilla tape around it. Has worked well for over a year.

If you are working on 5th line though, the splice is probably needed for attaching to the ring under the chicken loop. Seems like a bowline would be awkward there.
The depower line is 3/16". I ended up getting my depower line and red (5th) leash lines from Windchaser Sports, also a Blade chickenloop and depower line to upgrade my old Eclipse bar. Very reasonable prices and good service.

I still want to learn how to do the eyesplices, from what I can see of the original North splices, it is a short bury reinforced by stitching. The bury is definitely less than 50 rope diameters and the lack of a locking pass makes for a more compact splice.

Re: North Trust Depower line replacement

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:12 am
by SweetDoug
Sorry about taking so long to get back to you!

Did use the amsteel line replacement. Eeze Peeze.

Now, I'm gonna try the depower line as I'm having trouble locating a replacement.