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Old 03-09-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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reel safety lines

Hello all.

I spent the weekend in the basement getting ready for the season and have a question.

For the safety lines from the under-gunnel rod holder backing plate, I have Lee holders) to the reel, are people just using 10' or so of 3/8" three braid splicing it on both ends with a clip?

I'd like to get my splicing down and want to save a bit of change at the same time?

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3/8 is too heavy, use 1/4 inch. I splice a loop in one end so it can be looped around anything and a fireman's clip in the other end.

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thaks

Thanks MakoMike!

One of these days we have to catch up with each other.

Maybe OTW.

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Old 03-09-2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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Jeff took some 400# mono, wrapped it around a 5/8" dowel and boiled it. Made a tight coil. crimp on some hardware and they might work.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:25 PM   #5
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I've got a bunch of 1/4 pot warp lines pre made up by Skip @ Hotjigs
They do the job and a pretty inexpensive, but you kind of trip over them laying on the deck.
If you want to spend some $, not sure who makes these, but Mike on the Ave Maria picked up some very nice black, flat bungie type safety lines @ The Hook-up in Orleans.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:06 PM   #6
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Jeff took some 400# mono, wrapped it around a 5/8" dowel and boiled it. Made a tight coil. crimp on some hardware and they might work.
Remind me to bring my leashes If I'm out with you. If jeff goes over the side attached to the harness which is attached to the fish, do you want him attached to a 400 lb mono leash?
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:30 PM   #7
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Remind me to bring my leashes If I'm out with you. If jeff goes over the side attached to the harness which is attached to the fish, do you want him attached to a 400 lb mono leash?
You know the leashes we use. It is a cool idea and they could be used for alot of things, but your right about keeping an angler in the boat.
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You know the leashes we use. It is a cool idea and they could be used for alot of things, but your right about keeping an angler in the boat.
Sounds like it would make a good safety leash for a pair of pliers worn on your hip.
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Parachute cord, loop, and a carabiner. Cheap and safe.



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Old 03-10-2009, 07:17 AM   #10
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"Jeff took some 400# mono, wrapped it around a 5/8" dowel and boiled it. Made a tight coil. crimp on some hardware and they might work."



WTF??? Shouldn't he be chasing some tail?!?!?
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:27 PM   #11
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"Jeff took some 400# mono, wrapped it around a 5/8" dowel and boiled it. Made a tight coil. crimp on some hardware and they might work."



WTF??? Shouldn't he be chasing some tail?!?!?


Hey Terrence,I bought mine at Snug Harbor marina.They're about 6-7 ft long loop on one end,clip on the other.They were only 10 or 12 bucks.If you go there,pick me up a couple 130's on bent butts.K?Thx.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:29 PM   #12
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"Jeff took some 400# mono, wrapped it around a 5/8" dowel and boiled it. Made a tight coil. crimp on some hardware and they might work."



WTF??? Shouldn't he be chasing some tail?!?!?

Who needs to chase it?

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Old 03-10-2009, 05:44 PM   #13
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Well played,Jeff.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:28 PM   #14
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Jeff at your age you can actually catch them at my age I have to get a nap before trying.
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I would stay away from short safety lines (6/7 footers) - when a fish hits you want to be able to pick up the rod and make it around both corners without having to unhook the line.

I use about 15', a carbiner, and a spliced loop.
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I would stay away from short safety lines (6/7 footers) - when a fish hits you want to be able to pick up the rod and make it around both corners without having to unhook the line.

I use about 15', a carbiner, and a spliced loop.
Great point Jay,

A good friend of mine had purchase some real nice looking leashes last year that were only 6' and had to use them. Once we hooked up, they were useless. I had to put my 10-12' ones on while he was fighting the fish so he could make it to the other corner, he won't do that again.
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Great point Jay,

A good friend of mine had purchase some real nice looking leashes last year that were only 6' and had to use them. Once we hooked up, they were useless. I had to put my 10-12' ones on while he was fighting the fish so he could make it to the other corner, he won't do that again.
and thats exactly why I use what I use 12' cord loop and carabiner. You need to be able to use the entire work area/cockpit sometimes.



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I have mixed emotions about short vs long safety lines. I have both. The long ones are a PITA in the cockpit all day. I keep stepping on them and get tangled in them. The shorter ones stay out from underfoot. OTOH it is nice to be able to walk the rod around the cockpit without unclipping it. OTOOH I can always just turn the boat instead of walking a rod accross the cockpit.

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We've got enough %$%$%$%$ on the deck to trip on,so we like the shorties.On the other hand,we haven't had to worry about moving acroos the deck with a good fish(YET).
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We've got enough %$%$%$%$ on the deck to trip on,so we like the shorties.On the other hand,we haven't had to worry about moving acroos the deck with a good fish(YET).
You won't be have to worry about tripping on that stuff. You'll be swimming
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:24 AM   #22
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solution

I have a solution.

I am going to make mine by learning how to splice eye loops for both the carabiner end and the eye loop end. I'll make them 12' long. I'll clip to the reel and the other end to the backer plate of that particular rod holder. then tightly coil up the surplus line and put a rubber band around it. That way, it should be out of the way and yet if needed, I just use it and the rubber band gives way.

I think I am spending far too much time inside this winter.

Can the squid be here yet?

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Old 03-13-2009, 09:37 AM   #23
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I have mixed emotions about short vs long safety lines. I have both. The long ones are a PITA in the cockpit all day. I keep stepping on them and get tangled in them. The shorter ones stay out from underfoot. OTOH it is nice to be able to walk the rod around the cockpit without unclipping it. OTOOH I can always just turn the boat instead of walking a rod accross the cockpit.

I learned a neat trick last night that gives better mobility with a shorter safety line.

Kind of like a dogs run.

Run a line from cleat to cleat along a gunnel(fore to aft, or port to starboard on transom) , then clip the safety line to this.
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I learned a neat trick last night that gives better mobility with a shorter safety line.

Kind of like a dogs run.

Run a line from cleat to cleat along a gunnel(fore to aft, or port to starboard on transom) , then clip the safety line to this.
No thanks. I want the gunnels and transom as clean as possible. That's where 90% of the action takes place, don't need no lines getting in the way there.

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