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Reef Runner

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  1. Hey John, 

    Just wanted to post a birthday wish for you.  Hope all is well, and that this upcoming year will be fulfilling.  Make the best of it, as I am sure you will.

    Happy Birthday Bud.............and later this month, same to TK & Luca !!!!


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  2. Hey Ralph,  the only reason I used SS was because of the beach factor.  The handles are already SS.  And again, as Mark mentioned, just add 2-3 evenly spaced knots, in those bottom leaders.  That will shorten them up a bit and give you the adjustment capability mentioned above....😁

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  3. Yes Ralph, as Mark mentioned, maybe your screw was not of adequate size.  In every modification that I did, I always used a #10 SS screw, along with a tight fitting anchor (never had one come outj.  

    And as for attaching the leader, I simply looped it over the head of the screw, just under the head, tightening it (the screw) down, just enough to touch the leader.  And contrary to some, I wanted the leader to be free to shift around to either side, rather than being tied in place.  The rubber cap will keep things from disconnecting, and with the right anchor & screw, hopefully the whole thing won’t pull out.




  4. Well, that is pretty amazing.  NOT your “painted knots”, but your “Bose”, which I couldn’t help but notice in the background.  I’m sitting here, right now, listening to the exact same unit.

    Ok, ok, off topic I know.  Just had to comment !  😁

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  5. 3 hours ago, Wayne Dowler said:

    Nothing new Sari, just a warning that there is a VERY SHARP flake of metal, where the holes were drilled for the ring. Be careful it doesn't cut you as you remove the vinyl cap. Use good pliers to open the ring and don't scar up the vinyl cap as you take everything apart. You'll reuse it. First set takes maybe an hour to do, after that, much less. Good, cheap, easy way to do snagless out of regular handles.

    But yes, as Wayne alluded to, watch out for the sharp places.  As for that burr, those holes are punched, not drilled.  That's why they are so rough.  

    < handle with caution >

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  6. 1 hour ago, riffclown said:

    Sorry you feel that way but I also very much understand WHY you feel that way.

    For the OBSKC, I every much preferred the other site or Wright Memorial..

    That's quite a polite response there, "riff".  Mine wasn't so kind, so much in fact, that after much thought, I have opted not to post it.  I just don't see the point.  

    Sad, sad, sad. :(

  7. It's really no big deal.  Lay the new bridle out on your kite.  Remove one attachment point of the old bridle at a time, and replace it immediately, but with the new bridle.  Just do it exactly as you took off the old one.  Repeat at each attachment point, and before you know it, done and done.....:D

    Oh, do the top center first, as you need to pass the entire bridle through the loop, to make that attachment.

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  8. Hey Wayne, Happy Birthday to you, my friend !  Hope you have a wonderful day and everything is to your liking.  Probably warm out you way, about now.  Enjoy !  It'll be winter before we know it.  
    Have a good one "bud".  Good winds to you ! 🎂
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