Author Topic: Hurtle Pot no.2 7/5/17  (Read 1377 times)

Offline ah147

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Re: Hurtle Pot no.2 7/5/17
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2017, 07:22:07 pm »
I dunno. Looks much tamer than if it was a few hundred m of 2mm nylon....

Also, there's only about 80m of line in that picture. Very neatly coiled 200m of polyprop ends up about half that size.

That ain't neatly coiled.




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Re: Hurtle Pot no.2 7/5/17
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2017, 07:26:51 pm »


.... the cavers whom explored these caves weren't that mindful of tourists...




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On this note, I can vouch first hand (and the report is on here somewhere for one of them) of having a hairy experience with some 30 year old, 1mm thick polyprop at the far reaches of 2 caves.

On speaking to the person who laid both lines the answer I got was "well, we never really expected anyone else to go there"



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Re: Hurtle Pot no.2 7/5/17
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2017, 08:04:40 pm »

Likewise sick of old line being left but sadly no ones gives a shit so just have to crack on and get on with it

Hi Ewan,

Lines found in UK sumps are generally, far from perfect.

As JC has previously mentioned, much of it dates back to the original explorations so worst case, 1945. I cannot speak directly for them but imagine that the cavers whom explored these caves weren't that mindful of tourists that may follow in decades to come.

Could we cleanse the UK of old dive line?There are over 645 caves listed in the Northern Sump Index alone. Which ones would you like us to start with?

Crack on.

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I've already started mate will keep you posted 🤣


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Re: Hurtle Pot no.2 7/5/17
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2017, 08:07:17 pm »
I dunno. Looks much tamer than if it was a few hundred m of 2mm nylon....

Also, there's only about 80m of line in that picture. Very neatly coiled 200m of polyprop ends up about half that size.

That ain't neatly coiled.




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I've got 200m of yellow nasty 200m tech line I took off a reel to swap for 6mm

It's a right fucking mess I've had and half of it to line wall building projects at the house


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Re: Hurtle Pot no.2 7/5/17
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2017, 10:02:01 pm »
I dunno. Looks much tamer than if it was a few hundred m of 2mm nylon....

Also, there's only about 80m of line in that picture. Very neatly coiled 200m of polyprop ends up about half that size.

That ain't neatly coiled.




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Aye.  It were stuffed in a tackle sack and dived out.  Neat package.  Anyway...its a no brainer aint it? 6mm in active uk sumps.  Simple.

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