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Old 02-21-2011, 12:50 PM
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Question Synthetic winch rope repair?????

So in the middle of the biggest dumping of snow we've seen in years, I snapped my winch rope while plowing...... Must have had a chafe somewhere I didn't notice. I tied the hook back on with a bowline but I know that wont last.

Anyone rebraided the eyelet on their's instead of just replacing the whole rope? Got a link to a how-to?

No sense wasting the other perfectly good 45 feet or so for no reason.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:32 PM
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i just tied a normal fishermans knot in mine its held up for a longgg time of plowing and pulling my fourwheeler out and i figure if it breaks again ill just tie it again i thought of how to fix it for a long time but couldnt come up with anything
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:51 PM
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i thought of how to fix it for a long time but couldnt come up with anything
Thanks for the idea on the fisherman's knot. It's one of a few that look like it will suit the bill for now.

As for a permanent repair, I'm looking at something like this.

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I'm assuming you have Amsteel winch line. Try Kris' Splicing Home or
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^^ id do that if it was warm out or if i had a shop maybe a day when its over 12 lol ^^
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What's the reason you can't just make a single or double loop knot regarding syn rope?

Is it a safety factor, and if so why wouldn't a double loop knot hold?
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First time I broke my rope while plowing I took the time and did this. The 2nd time I was not close to home and just made a knot. Nice thing about the Amsteel is you can fix it very easy vs wire.
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I'll give that a shot in the near future. Thanks!

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What's the reason you can't just make a single or double loop knot regarding syn rope?

Is it a safety factor, and if so why wouldn't a double loop knot hold?
Tying a knot in a rope significantly reduces it's strength. Many knots reduce the strength of a rope by 50%. The fibers used in synthetic ropes are even more particular regarding having the fibers crushed or broken. Some knots are better at retaining the integrity of the rope so it maintains its strength.

I ended up using an anchor knot and so far it's working.

The good news is I made $100 plowing last night so I can just get a new line and repair the old one for a back-up or extension........
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i just did the lock bremmel this morning very easy and it feels like it will hold up nicely thank you slevar550 for the video post! i tell you what tho my knot was so tight i had to say f#$k it and cut it off and even then the pin that slides threw my hook wouldnt come out without a fight.
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Looks good as new!

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