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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:37 am 
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Hi
Just bought some new hiking straps and buckles for the bravo but for the life of me I can't seem to thread them so they won't pull out!
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:36 pm 
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Aren't the hiking straps just tied together?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:54 am 
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the original webbing was just threaded through the plastic buckle however I can't seem to thread the webbing through the buckle so they don't slip out. Not sure if the're long enough to tie knots anyhow. I should have taken a photo of the original setup before throwing the old ones out.

(Having capsized in the sea earlier this year and dislocating my shoulder I'm not taking any unlikely chances before I sail her again. So I have been replacing any possible weaknesses due to it being a 5 year old boat - glad I replace the handles which broke the first day I used it - as I couldn't climb back on and had to hold on one of the back handles till I drifted back to shore - about 1 km).

P.s. If I can tie the webbing together any suggestions of what sort of knot?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:38 am 
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Have you been back-threading for the last step? It is the same thing done in climbing harnesses and belts to prevent slipping. You know, like an old, three-post belt (boy scout style).


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:16 am 
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Brilliant! Thanks Spyeder. I've doubled over one end and then back threaded both ends on the buckle! I now can't budge it! (What a relief!)


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