Knot numbers, Improving, Thanks to help from BD

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locvetter

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    I posted my disappointing numbers from several knots tied in what turned out to be Seaguar Premier 130#.
    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/knot-numbers-disappointing.704611/#post-4732946

    Today there arrived in the mail a coil of Seaguar Blue 130#. I had some far less expensive Maxima Mono 125# Had to do some testing. Wanted to know how much was my knot tying, and how much the Premier. (It was likely both!)

    Today I both tried some of the new Seaguar Blue 130, and some Maxima Mono 125. Crimp to Crimp was 98%. The blue boxes are average pounds at failure.

    Thank you, Bloody Deckers for all your help. You will be spared more for a while, as I have run out of LI sleeves.
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    locvetter

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    Here are results from last few days. Much better. thanks again for eveerywon's help.

    The statistics are probably not valid, but I am not a statistician, so will do it anyway. I put in the standard deviations for each knot -- which is a function of the spread of the numbers. Theoretically, only 5% of the knots would fail below two standard deviations from the average. That is in the column titled 95%.
    4 knots and crip to crimp.jpg

    Clearly my Uni is not so good. the rest I am OK with.
    Now I am off to concur the FG.
     
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    FishRock

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    Here are results from last few days. Much better. thanks again for eveerywon's help.

    The statistics are probably not valid, but I am not a statistician, so will do it anyway. I put in the standard deviations for each knot -- which is a function of the spread of the numbers. Theoretically, only 5% of the knots would fail below two standard deviations from the average. That is in the column titled 95%.View attachment 983662
    Clearly my Uni is not so good. the rest I am OK with.
    Now I am off to concur the FG.

    I kept having way more trouble tying a 3 turn uni than I thought I should. Today I finally started tying it like a Risutto knot (however you spell it). After making the three wraps with the tag end I pinched the top and unwound the wraps over the tag end and then tightened. Poof! A perfect 3 turn uni. A thing of beauty.

    When I just pulled the tag end and main line to cinch it up it worked out about 25% of the time. I think the low numbers you got for the uni are likely due to either poor chinch or too much heat being generated trying to get that good cinch.
     
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