stranded wire standing rigging

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Dave Pickett
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stranded wire standing rigging

Post by Dave Pickett » 23 Sep 2014, 11:05

Just made up a new jib luff, but when I cut the wire (wire cutters) it frays about 3"! Any tips on how to avoid this happening?

Oh the last cut I made it didnt fray at all! Strange!

Rob Maller
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Re: stranded wire standing rigging

Post by Rob Maller » 14 Oct 2014, 23:25

Dave Pickett wrote:Just made up a new jib luff, but when I cut the wire (wire cutters) it frays about 3"! Any tips on how to avoid this happening?

Oh the last cut I made it didnt fray at all! Strange!

Soak an inch or so in superglue and cut the wire half way in that area.... solves yr problem 8)

Grtzzz, Rob

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