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Offline phil herranen

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2015, 06:12:08 PM »
Fyi, you can use weed wacker line as well, I believe its pretty much the same thing and much cheaper.

Do not use weed wacker line for shooting line , it is nowhere close to the same thing and  will fail at a very low pound test

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2015, 08:36:33 PM »
Trimmer line is made to be more brittle so that it will break when it hits something hard. 


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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2015, 09:31:08 PM »
I use mono and crimps for my belt stringer

Hey Chuck -- an chance you could post a picture of your belt stringer for some of us new guys? I'm still working on dialing in my gear.

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2015, 09:36:18 PM »
Look at Neptonics stringers

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2015, 09:44:26 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.  I did have some weed eater line available that I used for some crab snares but will refrain from putting it on my gun just in case it doesn't have comparable test strength to mono line..  I have a crimper and some crimps from other projects I did this past year.  So I only needed mono line.  I ordered some 250 lb line so hopefully it's a tad thinner than what I have now.  If I need to change thickness later it will not be a big deal as I will find something else to use it for. 

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2015, 09:46:45 PM »
Trimmer line is made to be more brittle so that it will break when it hits something hard.

That seems like a fairly obvious oversight on my part. 


I use mono and crimps for my belt stringer

Hey Chuck -- an chance you could post a picture of your belt stringer for some of us new guys? I'm still working on dialing in my gear.

Glad you got of your last dive safely BTW

This is a current close up photo I have of my right side belt set up. The other side is basically a D ring to which the mono line connects through a quicklink. Some people don't like belt stringers for good reasons but I like to swim a good distance from my kayak/float and I don't like going back for every rockfish.


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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2015, 09:57:05 PM »
Looks about right. I'll snap a pic of my belt stringer tomorrow. Looks about the same
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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2015, 08:05:08 PM »
Looks about right. I'll snap a pic of my belt stringer tomorrow. Looks about the same

Thanks Guys. I think us new guys will get a lot out of this thread.

Rob102 shared nice pictures of his setup, which also looks clean and well thought out.

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2015, 12:02:41 PM »
My stringer

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2015, 11:37:53 AM »
DG contact sturgill, they have a everything you need,

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2015, 11:55:06 AM »
http://www.neptonicsystems.com/crimper.php

I bought the kit for with blue 300lb mono to match my RA spear.


Video of how to do it.

I am in San Carlos if you are nearby i could meet you and whip one up.  No way I am going to burn through 150ft of mono anytime soon.

+1.

The Neptonics crimping kit seems like the way to go...$46 for the tool and the mono and 25 crimps.

Good luck Duane!

Sincerely,

Jim

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2015, 12:14:59 PM »
http://www.neptonicsystems.com/crimper.php

I bought the kit for with blue 300lb mono to match my RA spear.


Video of how to do it.

I am in San Carlos if you are nearby i could meet you and whip one up.  No way I am going to burn through 150ft of mono anytime soon.

+1.

The Neptonics crimping kit seems like the way to go...$46 for the tool and the mono and 25 crimps.

Good luck Duane!

Sincerely,

Jim

I have the Neptonics kit and like it. I should probably change my mono more than I do, but I keep that kit in the car with me in case anything needs to be changed around. It's nothing totally fancy, but it seems to have held up well so far.

I've also bought the Mako kit, which was nice enough for the price but didn't come with everything I needed. Also, the rubber on the handles started moving around after a few crimp jobs on lines.
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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2015, 12:27:26 PM »
http://www.neptonicsystems.com/crimper.php

I bought the kit for with blue 300lb mono to match my RA spear.


Video of how to do it.

I am in San Carlos if you are nearby i could meet you and whip one up.  No way I am going to burn through 150ft of mono anytime soon.

+1.

The Neptonics crimping kit seems like the way to go...$46 for the tool and the mono and 25 crimps.

Good luck Duane!

Sincerely,

Jim

I have the Neptonics kit and like it. I should probably change my mono more than I do, but I keep that kit in the car with me in case anything needs to be changed around. It's nothing totally fancy, but it seems to have held up well so far.

I've also bought the Mako kit, which was nice enough for the price but didn't come with everything I needed. Also, the rubber on the handles started moving around after a few crimp jobs on lines.

Next time we dive maybe you can swap the line out on my stringers for me!

 :D

Sincerely,

Jim

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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2015, 01:09:08 PM »
http://www.neptonicsystems.com/crimper.php

I bought the kit for with blue 300lb mono to match my RA spear.


Video of how to do it.

I am in San Carlos if you are nearby i could meet you and whip one up.  No way I am going to burn through 150ft of mono anytime soon.

+1.

The Neptonics crimping kit seems like the way to go...$46 for the tool and the mono and 25 crimps.

Good luck Duane!

Sincerely,

Jim

I have the Neptonics kit and like it. I should probably change my mono more than I do, but I keep that kit in the car with me in case anything needs to be changed around. It's nothing totally fancy, but it seems to have held up well so far.

I've also bought the Mako kit, which was nice enough for the price but didn't come with everything I needed. Also, the rubber on the handles started moving around after a few crimp jobs on lines.

Next time we dive maybe you can swap the line out on my stringers for me!

 :D

Sincerely,

Jim

I bet your stringers are like new...and not because you take care of your gear.  :P
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Re: Help with shaft line and crimps needed
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2015, 01:58:56 PM »
http://www.neptonicsystems.com/crimper.php

I bought the kit for with blue 300lb mono to match my RA spear.


Video of how to do it.

I am in San Carlos if you are nearby i could meet you and whip one up.  No way I am going to burn through 150ft of mono anytime soon.

+1.

The Neptonics crimping kit seems like the way to go...$46 for the tool and the mono and 25 crimps.

Good luck Duane!

Sincerely,

Jim

I have the Neptonics kit and like it. I should probably change my mono more than I do, but I keep that kit in the car with me in case anything needs to be changed around. It's nothing totally fancy, but it seems to have held up well so far.

I've also bought the Mako kit, which was nice enough for the price but didn't come with everything I needed. Also, the rubber on the handles started moving around after a few crimp jobs on lines.

Next time we dive maybe you can swap the line out on my stringers for me!

 :D

Sincerely,

Jim

I bet your stringers are like new...and not because you take care of your gear.  :P

 :'(

LOL!!

F*cker.

 ;)

Sincerely,

Jim

 

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