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Paul Beeney28/04/2020 12:47:25
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Hi All need some advice please

the rigging thread I have is two ply how do you stop it unravelling when passing through pullies etc ?

Thanks Paul

Colin Bishop28/04/2020 13:00:31
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A dab of superglue or other quick dtrying adhesive on the end should stop it unravelling.

Colin

neil howard-pritchard28/04/2020 21:25:26
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I have found that a lot of "rigging" thread that you buy off eBay these days isn't suitable, as it is nylon or man made fibre based.....you will find that this unravels for fun.....as Colin says...either a blob of superglue put onto the cord before you cut it, or as with man made......I usually singe it with a small flame.

but your best bet is to buy cotton based thread such as macramé cottons...…..bit more expensive, but you can buy it in different diameters both dyed and undyed......but far better and it doesn't stretch like man made does, and it doesn't unravel as easily.

Dave Cooper 629/04/2020 10:02:37
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I've also used 'monofilament' fishing line before now.

It's near transparent, available in different gauges (strengths) and does have a bit of 'give' if that's what you want.

If roving through blocks /pulleys etc I put a small blob of 2-pack epoxy on the end to stop it running back through....also, you can "double-it-back" through some electrical sleeving to form a loop for securing to a bollard, cleat etc

I think it may take paint as well, but I haven't tried this. Most fishing shops will have some on a round reel for a few pounds.

Dave

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