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#1 johnesso

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:29 PM

I'm in the process of making up a shorter set of lines for my 1.5 SLE Standard and Vented.

It'll probably finish up just under the 50' mark - unless anyone else has experience/ideas on a preferred shorter length. I was thinking of going as low as 30'.

My question is about sleeving each end of the spectra lines. What type of line do I use for the sleeving? - I'm guessing a thicker dacron type, but I could be wrong.

And I'm also guessing that the spectra is threaded through the sleeving with a blunt ended needle??? Yes/No?

I'm using the standard 90lb strength line.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:44 PM

What you need is a sleeving kit. It doesn't say in your profile where you are, UK or USA or indeed somewhere else. But have a look for this sort of thing:

http://www.kiteworld...ng_Kits_74.html

This is a UK supplier, but if you are elsewhere I am sure the same sort of thing would be available. As you can see there is specific sleving line, which comes with the kit. However you will be able to re-use the sleving tool/fid, so in the future you can just buy the line - it' not expensive.

Hope this helps.
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 04:23 AM

What you need is a sleeving kit. It doesn't say in your profile where you are, UK or USA or indeed somewhere else. But have a look for this sort of thing:

http://www.kiteworld...ng_Kits_74.html

This is a UK supplier, but if you are elsewhere I am sure the same sort of thing would be available. As you can see there is specific sleving line, which comes with the kit. However you will be able to re-use the sleving tool/fid, so in the future you can just buy the line - it' not expensive.

Hope this helps.




Thanks Jeremy

Not even close on the country (I should have put it on the profile) - Western Australia. I'll give the guys on the other side of the country a call in the morning and get it sorted.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 06:34 AM

As sleeving I use bridal type line and pull the middle out. don't know if that is cheaper than buying the sleeving on its own.

I feel it is good to do it this way. You can have some lengths of bridal line in your spares box, then if you need it for sleeving purposes just pinch the centre and strip it out.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:42 AM

As sleeving I use bridal type line and pull the middle out. don't know if that is cheaper than buying the sleeving on its own.

I feel it is good to do it this way. You can have some lengths of bridal line in your spares box, then if you need it for sleeving purposes just pinch the centre and strip it out.



And just get yourself a g string from a Guitar double it over hey presto a sleeving needle ( you push it thro the sleeving put your line in the bent over end and pull it thro ) job done :D
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:19 AM

Good point Gary, has it got to be a G string. not sure what string the one is I use!!

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:41 AM

Good point Gary, has it got to be a G string. not sure what string the one is I use!!


Oh yes d is a bit to thick and b is a bit thin ...lol
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:03 PM

Just to have my 2ps worth.

Sleeveing types.Without a doubt,LPG sleeveing is i think the best.The coulored stuff looks kewl and is good,but i think frays easy if not sealed correctly.

White LPG for me,ho a G string required,must be in good NICK.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:03 PM

I will have to have a look. Spect it aint a G cuz it has gon all kinky!!

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:34 PM

Well it wouldn't be the thinest string - that would be far too thin. In fact as an ex-northerner one would have to say "E, that's thin"

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:26 PM

Mi Granddad always used to say,


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 04:01 PM

Yes, it is the "E" string, the smallest string on the guitar. New ones can be purchased for about a dollar. Bend it double and fold it into a "needle eye".

I bought a roll of braded line at Englund Marine. It comes in various sizes and is used for making/repairing fishing nets. I use it for making bridles as well as sleeving. It is woven, just like spectra, and opens up like a "Chinese Handcuff". A whole roll cost only a few dollars and will last a lifetime.

I cut the sleeve about 16" long, thread it onto the guitar string "needle", then lightly burn both ends with a Bic lighter. Put the end of your kite line into the "eye" and pull it through the sleeve. Remove the sleeving tool and hold the line in one hand and pull the sleeve almost to the end with the other hand. Hold the line and sleeve tightly at the end between your finger and thumb, and stretch/ smooth the sleeve onto the line. Tie one overhand knot near the end, then double the whole thing and make a loop, tieing two overhand knots.

You will want to leave a 1/2 inch or so of line sticking out of the sleeve so that if you need to adjust the line length in the future, you can undo the knots and get hold of the line separate from the sleeve and not have to use the too again.

I use a marker pen to color code the line ends to keep them in sets. Some sleeving kits come with dolor coded sleeves.
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:10 AM

This young lady may be able to help you guys make up you minds. :kid_smartass:
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:33 AM

What did she have to do with string Bob??

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:55 AM

Well, I don't think she wore a G string.

But she liked her porridge “not too hot and not to cold”.

She liked her bed “not too hard and not to soft”.

Perhaps she liked her sleeving needle “not too thick and not to thin”.
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:08 PM

:D nuff said.




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