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Old 02-22-2016, 10:12 AM   #16
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Re: Polypropelene Floatline Tips

I just swapped out my old float lines for Blue Steel because of the recommendations in this thread as well. It is obvious, simply from handling it, that it is a better line than the crap I was using from the big box store. Stiffer lay, not as slick in the hand, spliced well, looks good. I'm looking forward to getting back in the water with it. The old line was a little tangle-prone because it was so soft. I expect that to go away with a line that is a little more interested in staying straight.

Plus, now I have a big-ass spool of the stuff to dick around with for future projects! So, thanks guys.
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:19 AM   #17
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Plus, now I have a big-ass spool of the stuff to dick around with for future projects! So, thanks guys.
Exactly!

I do a lot of gas splits.. and it's amazing how many boat owners get complacent and don't have enough/proper rope on board to both securely dock as well as lead a drift line out the back of the boat. I plan to cut a length to bring along for other uses besides diving.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:50 AM   #18
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Re: Polypropelene Floatline Tips

I just went to Neptonics Tampa store. Jerry helped me decide on a Torpedo inflatable float. He recommends using good swivels at the top and bottom of the float line, especially with the Blue Steel. He said he has used it and it seems to twist very easy, but that is really a minimum drawback compared to all of the pluses: durability, strength, price, and abrasion resistance. Great people at Neptonics, always helpful.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:54 AM   #19
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First time working with this kinda rope for myself. It was fun and easy to splice.

Will give it a try in Baja this March. First non- vinyl float line for me.

GEOFRI,
How did you do you splices? First time for me too. I saw youtube video and therer were quite a few ways to do them. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:31 PM   #20
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Re: Polypropelene Floatline Tips

Anyone interested in cutting off about 100 feet of their blue steel and shipping it? I don't need 600 feet! I will pay shipping and a fair price.
Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:18 AM   #21
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Anyone interested in cutting off about 100 feet of their blue steel and shipping it? I don't need 600 feet! I will pay shipping and a fair price.
Thanks!

I will do it. PM sent.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:19 PM   #22
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I will do it. PM sent.
I'd be interested in '75 to 100' too if you can spare it.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:22 PM   #23
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Re: Polypropelene Floatline Tips

So you guys just rig the blue steel up and use it as a floatline? Looks good! I will probably get some.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:16 PM   #24
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Re: Polypropelene Floatline Tips

This blue steel stuff looks pretty good!
I used this splice method
http://www.marlowropes.com/3-strand-eye-splice.html

Tips- put some electrical tape on the end of each strand, it keeps the fibers together. Also spin each stand with each pass through, it comes out cleaner than if you let the fibers fall apart a little.
I still need to do a weight stress test, but I did about 13" of back splicing. Put a couple swivel clips on each end.
Thank you all for the suggestions!
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:40 AM   #25
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I'd be interested in '75 to 100' too if you can spare it.
He hook you up? If not, I got a full spool and have more than needed.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:57 AM   #26
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This blue steel stuff looks pretty good!
I used this splice method
http://www.marlowropes.com/3-strand-eye-splice.html

Tips- put some electrical tape on the end of each strand, it keeps the fibers together. Also spin each stand with each pass through, it comes out cleaner than if you let the fibers fall apart a little.
I still need to do a weight stress test, but I did about 13" of back splicing. Put a couple swivel clips on each end.
Thank you all for the suggestions!
If you do test it.. let us know here, would ya?

I Didn't trust my splicing, as I did it in a rush, so I threw some whipping and a few constrictor knots to keep everything snug.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:55 AM   #27
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Can anyone send me about 150 feet?
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:02 PM   #28
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He hook you up? If not, I got a full spool and have more than needed.
I pm'd you, haven't heard back. Yep, I'd be interested.
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Re: Polypropelene Floatline Tips

The foam filled stuff at Memphis is the way to go. It floats at the surface like a snake. I have been using it for years. Taken Marlin, Tuna, and wahoo with it. The blue stuff is O.K. but this stuff is way better. JMO
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Thanks for the requests, but I can not spare anymore Blue Steel. I was able to at least help 1 Spearo. Good Luck everyone.
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