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Sisal Rope question for an upline

Discussion in 'Lift Bags, SMBs and Reels' started by stangguy327, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. stangguy327

    stangguy327 Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southern New Jersey
    From what I gather 1/4" rope is the best size, but I cannot find anywhere that sells longer than 100'. Do you guys tie it together to get longer lengths? That sounds like a problem waiting to happen though...
  2. L_A_S

    L_A_S Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oahu
    Rope Splicing - eHow.com

    for three stranded rope. the connection tightens on itself as it's weighted, very strong. unravel a few inches from each end, stick them together, weave in the ends on the left side, then weave in the ends on the right side. a boy scout can show you. is sisal really your best option for a marine application?
  3. Aqua-Andy

    Aqua-Andy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southern NH.
    I found some at the local mom and pop hardware store in town, they had large spools of it. But while spooling it on to the up line reel I did see a splice in it, so you may end up with a splice anyway.

    Sisal is used so it will deteriorate fairly quickly when left on a wreck. An up line is designed to be used once, you tie onto the wreck ascend and cut the rope when you get to the surface and are being picked up by the boat. It is something you hopefully never need.
  4. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower

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