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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:08 pm 
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I have some plastic adjusters (rope locks) on my trapeze wires that are used to adjust the trapeze height. I am not a fan of them, had one slip and dump me in the water. Is there another, more secure means of adjusting the trapeze height?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:18 am 
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Just wrap the line around the rope lock twice.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:05 am 
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Check out page 12 top right.... this may help you out

http://static.hobiecat.com/digital_asse ... ries_1.pdf

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:16 am 
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Did you thread the line through the rope lock/dogbone properly and are you using thick enough line (1/4")? In my experience, having them slip is rarely an issue. Usually it's the opposite problem in that they're difficult to adjust, especially after they've been used a couple times and the line takes a set.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:47 am 
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I use 3/16" dyneema (without double wrap) and have never had one slip. It's imperative that the line be routed properly. I have heard of the entire piece failing, but I think it was old and heavily loaded. Word is that some of our bigger guys use two locks stacked together.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:01 pm 
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A little safety knot to keep it from slipping all the way out makes me feel better.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:16 am 
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Q18 wrote:
A little safety knot to keep it from slipping all the way out makes me feel better.


That is the tip of the day. Thanks! And thank you for the other posts. My guess is the one that slipped was mis-threaded. But, it was a scary scene. I was out on the wire, solo when I was dumped. Don't want that happening again.

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