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Db C2 Strip Cover


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                         stripping Cover                                  double braid Class Ii

       Class II core-dependent double braids are made in whole or part from any of the following high modulus fibers: Dyneema®, Vectran®, Tech-
       nora®, and Zylon®.
       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, step-by-step method of stripping the cover and finishing the transition area where the cover ends and the core continues.

                                                                Mark a dot on the cover in the area where you want the core to be exposed.
                  M a r k & KNOT

                                                         Make slipknot 5 feet back from dot

       2          Tie a knot with a loop about 5 feet
                  back from the dot on the cover.
                                                                                                                                           Extract Core

       3           Extract core
                 Extract the core from the cover at the dot.
                 Extracting the core: Bend rope sharply at extraction point. With the pusher or any sharp tool such
                 as an ice pick, awl, or marlin spike, spread the cover strands to expose core. First pry, then, pull
                 the core completely out of cover.

   4                S L I D E & M I L K C OVER

                  Slide the cover back toward the knot, then
                  milk the cover from the knot to the core to
                  balance the cover and the core.

   5                LOCK stitch

                  Lock stitch the cover to the core from the
                  dot back for about 3 complete passes.

   6               M EAS U RE & M ARK C OVER

                 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.

                                                                                6 inches
                 From Mark 1 measure 6 inches and
                                                                                                                        6 inches
 step            make another mark. This will be Mark                                                      Mark 1
                 2 on the cover. Mark 2 should now be                                         12 inches                                               Mark 2
                 about 12 inches from the lock stitch.

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                   stripping Cover                                 double braid Class Ii


           Cut off the cover at Mark 2 and discard                                                                                                  Mark A
           the rest of the cover material.

                                                                                                      15 inch

       9    M ARK C ORE                                                                                                                                Cut off cover
                                                                                                                                                       at Mark 2

           From the front of the lock stitch toward
           the end of the exposed core, measure
           15 inches and put a mark on the core.
           This will be Mark A on the core.                                                           Mark 1

             cover into core                                                                                                                        Mark A

           Insert a splicing fid with the cover
           into the core as close to the
           lock stitch as possible. Continue                                                                                                 Core
           pushing the fid through the center
           of the core and extract the fid and
           cover at Mark A on the core.                                   Cover

11           U N B RAI D C OVER

           Pull the cover out of the core until
           Mark 1 on the cover is exposed.
           Unbraid the cover from the end back                                                            A
           to Mark 1 on the cover. Angle-cut
           strands from Mark 1 to the end of the
           cover to perform a taper.

                                                   At the point of cover insertion into the core, milk the core down toward the
             MILK the core                         end of the cover. This will cause the cover to disappear into the core.


                                                         13                   W HIPPING

                                                                            Whip the area where the cover is
                                                                            inserted into the core, to finish.

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                                                                2090 Thornton Street               (T) 360.384.4669
                                                                Ferndale, WA USA 98248             (F) 360.384.0572

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