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Allan Bowker25/02/2013 19:28:58
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I need to replace a rudder pull pull cable (metal) and possibly get some brass tube to crimp the end loops.

Anyone know the best places to purchase?

Pete B - Moderator25/02/2013 19:33:43
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Fishing tackle shop - you need nylon covered trace wire - 40lb breaking strain should be fine - they'll do the crimps as wellthumbs up

Can also be obtained from LMS and Ebay, of coursesmile


Eamonn Fahey25/02/2013 19:36:31
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SLEC or your local Fishing supplies shop for Fishing Trace.

Eamonn Fahey25/02/2013 19:37:25
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Pete B beat me to it. wink 2

andy watson25/02/2013 22:49:55
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Mick Reeves does Kevlar string which is excellent and very light.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator25/02/2013 23:02:22
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Its well worth a visit to your local fishing tackle shop - they have loads of stuff of interest to us - and I've found a somewhat similar outlook on life! I'm quite pally with my local guy.

They have fishing trace as Pete etc suggests - great for control connects and other uses!

Crimps they have them too.

Lead - boy do they have lead. They have lead shot, and lead weights and lead paste, tungsten (denser than lead!) - its like an Alladin's Cave.

The guy will think you're nuts - mine does! - because we ask weird questions like "how much is this lead per oz" etc. But it really is worth a visit - and I know nothing about fishing!


Dave G25/02/2013 23:13:52
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For the crimps I use the brass grommets from old servos. They allow you to thread the cable back through to create a loop, flatten real easy and with an extra gentle squash using the cutting part of pliers, does the trick. If you flatten gently first, you can even tighten the cable to get the tension correct.

Allan Bowker26/02/2013 17:11:22
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Thanks guys, a great help.

Time to go shopping!

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