PortaWrap Dead Eye Sling with a Running Bow

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  1. Muggs

    Muggs Well-Known Member

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    Looking for opinions and feedback on this technique. I still use a whoopie sling most of the time, but if it's a dead eye sling, I just prefer this method. Any thoughts? All the best.

     
  2. deevo

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    Never seen it done like that before but looks stout and would hold up
     
  3. New2trees

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    Hey I am just a old guy playing with trees for fun as a hobby, so take this for what its worth... It seems like instead of making your cross at the splice and then taking out the slack at the knot, you could make the cross at either the portawrap or the intersection of the rope to portawrap and when you pulled it tight the rope would cross mid splice without always having to readjust the knot?
     
  4. Muggs

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    Is anyone on here?
     
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  5. TreeCo

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    Looks like the rest of us are cow and stilson hitch fans.
     
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    I use a whoopie, but would prefer an ultra sling, for new groundies.
     
  7. RopeShield

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    doubled over length of 3/4" double braid nylon with porti centred in the aforementioned then with a running bowline or stilson or sometimes a running clove to secure on the tree.
    dontt use a dead eye much at all prefer a long length of rope to move the load and wear any where on the rope. Retiring worn out eyes is got old. no time for splicing and not about to pay for something that is the equivalent to a doubled over piece of rope. same for mounting a block or oolds or ring n ring.
    also really like using 20' pc of rope with a wrap 3 pull 1 finish with a double overhand knot and another overhand knot backup or my Proknot.
    never had it jam up to the point it can't be undone
    have used what you show many times easy peasy lemon squezy
     
  8. TCtreeswinger

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    Cow hitch when possible your method when not
     
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    We always use timber hitches with a stopper knot after at least 3 spaced out tucks, and it has never been a problem
     
  10. Tom Dunlap

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    Three wraps on a timber hitch is generally not considered enough. I would never go with less than five nicely spaced out crossings
     
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    Thank you for the correction.
     
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  12. Fivepoints

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    @Muggs I use the same method and have for years. It's the first way I was taught to use a dead eye. I usually use a whoopie or loopie but sometimes its still handy.
     
  13. Jem4417

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    I’ve made cow hitches hold the porty straight up. That way is way more appropriate on a 6 or 7 foot base. But if your being a perfectionist and you have a large enough sling, you can stiffen up that device way more. I get what your trying to say because the bowline isn’t “issued” to this application. But add a Yosemite tie off and that set up will accomplish the task all the same. What gets neglected is redressing the ground mounted friction device after it is extremely loaded
     

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