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Running Splice Cleat

Postby Herman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:34 pm

I don't race but I do like trimless bars for small kites. For larger kites I fancy using a running splice instead of a cleat. I realise it is a releasable ratchet and would have to be fiddled out; I can live with that. What I would like to know is how easily it straps in when riding fully powered. Anybody using this system?

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Re: Running Splice Cleat

Postby tomtom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:48 pm

Please send picture or photo - what exactly you mean - words are not very good to describe knots and lines. Try to describe how to tie shoe laces :).

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Re: Running Splice Cleat

Postby Herman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 pm

tomtom I think anybody using this system will know what I mean. It probably won't be suitable for the majority but as you are interested give me a few mins to make a mock up and I will post a photo.

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Re: Running Splice Cleat

Postby Herman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:35 pm

Here is what I call a running splice:
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Re: Running Splice Cleat

Postby tomtom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:24 pm

Im using exactly same system -so i think i know what you mean - with small modification to be really on-fly adjustable. As pictured - it is possible to depower but imposible to power-up again /without unload lines/. Depower is easy if ring which work as pulley is thick enough - im mean wire diameter. It has do be in proportion to line diameter - at least as thick as line so 5mm line 5mm wire. Otherwise it wont work. I make some pictures. Also you need more line on end and form some handle.
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Re: Running Splice Cleat

Postby tomtom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:29 pm

Also my system is so simple, clean and reliable that it will suit majority. Infact is it so simple that it look almost impossible than no one invented it yet. :)
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Re: Running Splice Cleat

Postby nixmatters » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:40 pm

Don't you need an extra strap sewn or spliced&sewn above the running splice, so when you pull it you release the tension in the running splice and inner rope runs up and you power up?
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Re: Running Splice Cleat

Postby Herman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:54 pm

Thanks tomtom it does make you feel Duh! Why did I buy those cleats.
Nixmatters, yes it is a ratchet and it will only release if you depower the lines, I can live with that for my purposes. It may well be possible to rig a release system but I prefer to keep it simple.

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Re: Running Splice Cleat

Postby tomtom » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:55 pm

So here it goes to free to public domain - you are welcome! :) Demo is under load. On water with kite it works even better.

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Re: Running Splice Cleat

Postby Herman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:00 pm

Nice refinements tomtom!!!!


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