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Attach trapeze handle to Dyneema #260376
06/13/13 09:48 PM
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I have bought a roll of Dyneema to make some new trapeze "wires". The splicing looks straight forward, but how do I fit the trapeze handle? On SS wire one just has a single swage or stop crimped on the wire to position the handle. How is it done with Dyneema?

Thanks,
Greg.


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Re: Attach trapeze handle to Dyneema [Re: Greg/Debra] #260381
06/14/13 05:47 AM
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You thread the line through the handle and splice on a thimble. Then pull the handle down over the splice till it sits on the thimble.

Re: Attach trapeze handle to Dyneema [Re: Greg/Debra] #260416
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Many thanks to Scarecrow for the advice.

Let me see if I have this right; splice on a thimble, then instead of cutting off the tail, continue it down to the dog-bone, and terminate it there with another thimble splice?


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Re: Attach trapeze handle to Dyneema [Re: Greg/Debra] #260423
06/15/13 01:30 PM
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You could do that but its not what I meant. Will take a photo at the club today.

Re: Attach trapeze handle to Dyneema [Re: Greg/Debra] #260428
06/16/13 02:54 AM
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Thanks, I look forward to seeing the photo.


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Re: Attach trapeze handle to Dyneema [Re: Greg/Debra] #260437
06/16/13 06:17 PM
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I got a bit distracted when doing these and forgot to go back and shoot any more.

As mentioned above. Thread the trap line through the handle then splice in a thimble using a locking eye splice and then pull the handle back down over the splice. As shown below I just run the retracting portion of the trap wire through the eye, most people will add a small block.

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Re: Attach trapeze handle to Dyneema [Re: Greg/Debra] #260440
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Thanks Scarecrow for the photos, and I can see that the handle sits on the eye splice at the end of the Dyneema. And it appears that the dog-bone is tied on with cord which passes through the thimble, and then joins onto bungee cord. When one attaches the dog-bone to the harness, the cord pulls through the thimble until it is stopped at the thimble by the red knob.

Is this correct? I haven't seen this setup before. I would imagine that having the dog-bone up high like that would make hooking on easier?

Last edited by gim; 06/17/13 03:06 AM.

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Re: Attach trapeze handle to Dyneema [Re: Greg/Debra] #260441
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That's correct, it is a pretty standard cat setup as it keeps upwards pressure on the dogbone so you don't come unhooked. Google image "catamaran trapeze" and you'll see plenty of similar photos.

Re: Attach trapeze handle to Dyneema [Re: Greg/Debra] #260442
06/17/13 03:07 AM
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OK, I get it now, and will put something similar on my boat. Many thanks to Scarecrow.


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