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 Post subject: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:56 pm 
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I want to make a stopper ball for my flexi atom that can be easily adjusted out on the water. Iv'e read all the old threads about this but they all seem to be for 2 line depower not single line. Any ideas and suggestions welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:39 pm 
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How about something like the Zeeko trim strap thing? I think it's just a Prussic knot...


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 Post subject: Re: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:53 pm 
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I have an idea for this, just get a block of nylon, drill a hole at an angle like so:

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Then when you slide it down to the bar, the pressure of the bar will twist the block so that the line can't move. To release pull in on the bar, and push back the block.

Or build yourself a microhook.


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 Post subject: Re: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:47 pm 
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Make something like these that works.?

http://img.nauticexpo.com/pdf/repositor ... 10_27b.jpg

http://www.etsy.com/listing/104424126/f ... round-ball


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 Post subject: Re: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:43 am 
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This is off a 2007 ckite bar. It's a depower rope stopper system designed for a single line. It's not as easy to adjust as the two line stoppers that's for sure. It's made of plastic, about 1 1/4 inches in dia. You back off and tighten the wing nut to make the adjustments. The rope runs through the hole. It's a bit of a pain to install on some bars I would think.

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:28 am 
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These Spinlock cam cleats are made to be installed to the deck of a boat, but actually they work just fine floating on a depower line, as long as it isn't the plastic-coated kind. I used one this way for dozens of sessions, back in the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:36 am 
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Cheers for the suggestions guys, i'll give em a go and see whats best.


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 Post subject: Re: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:45 am 
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If you can find an Eclipse Kites - EZ Lock single-line stopper you'll be stoked! Here's a thread on the product...
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2342580

I rigged one of these onto an older Ozone Instinct bar and it worked perfectly for me. I got the tip from some Ozone reps down is SPI that were using it on their bars. I may still have an extra one laying around that's brand new if you can't find one. ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:52 am 
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Da Yoda wrote:
If you can find an Eclipse Kites - EZ Lock single-line stopper you'll be stoked! Here's a thread on the product...
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2342580

I rigged one of these onto an older Ozone Instinct bar and it worked perfectly for me. I got the tip from some Ozone reps down is SPI that were using it on their bars. I may still have an extra one laying around that's brand new if you can't find one. ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Ideas for a single line stopper ball?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:50 am 
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i've taken one of the clips off the air tube from the leading edge to the strut and have been using it for a couple of years and it works really well and is cheap, adjustable and easy to find and use.
just a thought.


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