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knot in line ?

Postby trouty » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:05 pm

I have a discovered a Knot in one of my lines . lines are fairly new . Should i leave it or will it do more damage to try and undo it ?

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Re: knot in line ?

Postby lucie » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:23 pm

Trouty, get the knot out! Whack it with a hammer, or squeeze it with pliers. I swear the knot will come out really easy. Knots reduce the strength of the line by 50% or something horrendous.

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Re: knot in line ?

Postby lbatbeach » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:07 am

just chew on it. really, it works.

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Re: knot in line ?

Postby Kevin Salter » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:29 am

Use a hammer and a smooth surface and tap the knot a few times and it will loosen and come undone. Check that the hammer head is smooth cos you dont want to damage the line. :thumb:

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Re: knot in line ?

Postby DART VADER » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:14 am

lbatbeach wrote:just chew on it. really, it works.


I agree! Chew!!!! :jump:

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Re: knot in line ?

Postby skiddz » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:54 am

Dont use any metal instrument... Just use a combination of chewing on it and soaking it in warm water, then it should come out easily

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Re: knot in line ?

Postby trouty » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:16 am

Thanks guys panic over i showed the misses and she undone it in about 5 minutes using her bare hands !

Oh them magic fingers :D :thumb:

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Re: knot in line ?

Postby R Soul » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:31 pm

Wives come in handy at times, don't they?

But if you ever get another and she's not around, listen to the guys that say chew!
Suck it for five minutes or so, and slowly chew, it swells up a bit, and it comes out easy.

That's the knot by the way, not advice for the wife!

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Re: knot in line ?

Postby scklandl » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:54 pm

speaking of wives..., soaking in water IS a wives tale

the best is round tip jewelers pliers, no chance of even slightly tearly the lines and is so fast itll blow your minds.

chewing works pretty good too if your in a pinch on the beach.


NEVER SAIL WITH A KNOT IN YOUR LINES!

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Re: knot in line ?

Postby PiaKite » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:23 am

Another vote for chewing. Get the knot between your 2 canine teeth and work it. It's surprising how quickly you can undo it.


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