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August 07, 2006

Braid Knots (20-Pound Test)

Going for Broke (continued)

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      KNOT TEST -- 20-POUND BRAIDED LINE (Fireline)

 % of Actual Strength (54.5 lb.)  Knot How Tied  Mean Break (lb.)  %of Spool Strength  Var. 
Double Line
 81% BIMINI TWIST single line, 20 turns, 2 locks (15 tests)  43.9  220%  H
 80% BIMINI TWIST single line, 12 turns, 2 locks (10 tests)  43.7  219%  H
 53% SPIDER HITCH single line, doubled at knot 5 times through  29.0  145%  L
 50% 90% SPECTRA KNOT single line, 6 times through  27.5  138%  M
 42% BIMINI TWIST single line, doubled at knot 40 turns  22.8  114%
 42% SPIDER HITCH single line, 6 times through  22.5  113%  L
 37% 90% SPECTRA KNOT single line, 12 times through, 2 locks  20.0  100%  L
 37% BIMINI TWIST single line, 60 turns  19.9  100%  L
 33% BIMINI TWIST single line, 40 turns  17.8    89%  M
      Line to Leader
 78% YUCATAN double line, 12 wraps  42.7  214%  M
 65% YUCATAN double line, 7 wraps  35.6   178%  L
 65% SURGEON'S double line, 7 times through, 2 locks  35.2  176%  L
 49% SURGEON'S single line, doubled at knot, 4 times through, 2 locks  26.9  135%

M

 41% SURGEON'S single line, 10 times through  22.4  112%
 40% SURGEON'S single line, doubled at knot, 7 times through  21.8  109%  M
 40% UNI TO UNI single line, doubled at knot, braid 8 times through/mono 4 times through  21.7  109%  L
 37% UNI TO UNI single line, braid 8 times through /mono 4 times through  20.2  101%  L
 32% REVERSE ALBRIGHT single line, 12 wraps  17.5   88%  L
      Splice, Line to Line
 59% YUCATAN double line each side, 8 wraps  29.9  150%  H
 40% UNI TO UNI single line, doubled at knot, 10 times through, 1 lock  21.7  109%  L
 38% UNI TO UNI single line, 7 times through, 2 locks  20.7  104%  M
 25% BLOOD KNOT single line, 10 wraps each side  13.7    69%  L
      Line to Swivel/ Tackle
 100% PALOMAR  2 times through  54.3  272%  M
 70% UNI double line, braid 8 times through/mono 4 times through   38.4  192%  H
64% IMPROVED CLINCH double line, 10 times through   34.7  174% H
63% IMPROVED CLINCH single line, doubled at knot, 10 times through  34.5  173% H
63% UNI single line, doubled at knot, 8 times through  34.1  171% H
59% PALOMAR single line, three times through, 2 locks  31.9  160% H
     Standard deviation: 0-3 = L (low), 3+-6 = M (moderate), 6+ = H (high)

 

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