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    Re: Knot strength
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 1999 Apr 08, 9:47 AM

    Except that the extra tucks don't weaken the part of the
    line they tuck into any more than the first three weaken
    their part of the rope.
    That is why I would like data on where the failures took
    Also, extra turns on a cleat waste time uncleating, but
    don't weakenthe attachment.
    On Thu, 8 Apr 1999 11:23:44 EDT, TVMOORE@aol.com wrote:
    >How 'bout this for logic?  The less you mess with the original straight line,
    >the more it retains it's original strength.  Therefore, a 1 tuck splice would
    >reduce strength the least, but then, you need enough to keep the loop from
    >pulling out.  Three tucks is adequate for this job.  The extra tucks are like
    >adding extra turns on a cleat hitch.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    Associate Editor           Electronic Products
    20+ years without a car, a TV, or a website
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