Sunday, July22, 2018

Sam Warpspeed Cover Strip

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Many high performance sailors like to strip the cover from the core to save weight aloft for
halyard applications In simple terms you want to strip the cover from the core up to the area of
the stoppers cleats and winches Leave the cover on the core wherever you have to cleat or
winch the rope The following is a simple stepbystep method of stripping the cover and
finishing the transition area where the cover ends and the core 1 Step 9
Mark a dot on the cover in the area where you want From the front of the lockstitch toward the end of the
the core to be exposed exposed core measure 15 inches and put a mark on
the core This will be Mark A on the core
Step 2
Step 10
Tie a knot with a loop about 5 feet back from the dot
on the cover Insert a splicing fid with the cover into the core as
close to the lockstitch as possible Continue pushing
Step 3 the fid through the center of the core and extract the
fid and cover at Mark A on the core
Extract the core from the cover at the dot
Step 11
Step 4
Pull the cover out of the core until Mark 1 on the
Slide the cover back toward the knot then milk the cover is exposed Unbraid the cover from the end
cover from the knot to the core to balance the cover back to Mark 1 on the cover Anglecut strands from
and the core Mark 1 to the end of the cover to perform a taper
Step 5 Step 12
Lockstitch the cover to the core from the dot back for At the point of cover insertion into the core milk the
about 3 complete passes core down toward the end of the cover This will
cause the cover to disappear into the core
Step 6
From the point of the lock stich toward the end of the
cover material measure 6 inches and mark This will
be Mark 1 on the cover
Step 7 Step 13
From Mark 1 measure 6 inches and make another
Whip the area where the cover is inserted into the
mark This will be Mark 2 on the cover Mark 2
core to finish
should now be about 12 inches from the 8
Cut off the cover at Mark 2 and discard the rest of the
cover material
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