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    Re: Knot strength
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 1999 Apr 08, 7:28 AM

    Fascinating. Was there any indication of where the weakness
    lay? It is hard for me to see what the extra tucks do to
    weaken anything.  Did the rope break at the limit of each
    test? If so where?
    
    On Thu, 08 Apr 1999 11:30:09 +0900, Steven D. Tripp wrote:
    
    >Just an aside, but I saw a test of splices in a Japanese mag in which the splices with three tucks were
    >strongest.  Adding tucks (4 or 5) actually made the splice weaker.
    >
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
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