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Indy 06-08-2010 01:12 PM

How to spool synthetic rope?
 
So that when you winch your Jeep, it doesn't cut deep into the spool itself?

Jerry Bransford 06-08-2010 01:14 PM

Under a load, 500 lbs. or so, but so far as I can tell from my personal experience with both, synthetic doesn't have the problems from the rope digging down that wire rope does.

lancetkenyon 06-08-2010 01:22 PM

Synthetic rope digging into the steel winding drum? Never heard of that. Same with steel cable.

Indy 06-08-2010 01:22 PM

That was super fast answer Jerry!

I guess I will have to winch my Jeep 100 feet with parking brakes on. Should be one time deal only.

Indy 06-08-2010 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancetkenyon (Post 647799)
Synthetic rope digging into the steel winding drum? Never heard of that. Same with steel cable.

Not into the drum .. but the spool itself.

thaduke2003 06-08-2010 01:26 PM

Make sure and leave SOME line on the spool. Otherwise, it's a LOT easier than with wire- as Jerry said, the line won't dig into itself, so just mostly let it do its own thing, with some load on it- a light handbrake dig is perfect- Mark W.

Jerry Bransford 06-08-2010 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancetkenyon (Post 647799)
Synthetic rope digging into the steel winding drum? Never heard of that. Same with steel cable.

Who said anything about rope digging into the drum? We're talking about the rope being pulled down through its layers.

Indy 06-08-2010 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaduke2003 (Post 647809)
Make sure and leave SOME line on the spool. Otherwise, it's a LOT easier than with wire- as Jerry said, the line won't dig into itself, so just mostly let it do its own thing, with some load on it- a light handbrake dig is perfect- Mark W.

Thanks for the tip! :)


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