Eddie Bossomworth Tests the 12-turn Bimini

Eddie Bossomworth
Tests the 12-turn Bimini for connecting GSP to a mono leader
The Following are the results of Eddie’s tests
 

Test A - 12 Turn Bimini with 12 Turn uni type knot over both strands of the loop. Both Bimini and locking knot tied tight
Line Brand Grade Test Diam Sample Break-Kg Stretch mm Elong. % Comments
Finns PRT braid Hi Vis 50Lb 0.026mm 25.5 25 5.25 Broke at start of Bimini
25.5 25 5.68 Broke at start of Bimini
24.6 25 5.68 Broke at start of Bimini
24.7 22 5.00 Tied easy broke on line 4″ from Bimini
25.1 26 5.91 Tied easy broke on line 4″ from Bimini
Test B - 12 Turn Bimini with 12 Turn uni type knot over both strands of the loop. Both Bimini and locking knot tied with less tension
Line Brand Grade Test Diam Sample Break-Kg Stretch mm Elong. % Comments
Finns PRT braid Hi Vis 50Lb 0.026mm 25.8 26 5.91 Tied easy broke on line 4″ from Bimini
25.2 26 5.91 Tied easy broke on line 4″ from Bimini
24.4 26 5.91 Tied easy broke on line 4″ from Bimini
24.8 26 5.91 Tied easy broke on line 4″ from Bimini
24.8 26 5.91 Tied easy broke on line 4″ from Bimini
24.9 24 5.45 Linear pull test on line only
Test C – Linear pull test on line only 12 Turn Bimini with 12 Turn uni type locking knot over both strands of the loop. Both Bimini and locking knot tied tight
Line Brand Grade Test Diam Sample Break-Kg Stretch mm Elong. % Comments
Bionic Braid Pink 50Lb 0.35mm 21.1 32 7.27 Broke at start of Bimini – tied tight
21.2 32 7.27 Broke at start of Bimini – tied tight
21.3 35 7.95 Broke at start of Bimini – tied tight
19.5 33 7.50 Broke at start of Bimini – tied tight
21.0 35 7.95 Broke at start of Bimini – tied tight
Test D – 12 Turn Bimini with 12 Turn uni type knot over both strands of the loop. Both Bimini and locking knot tied with less tension
Line Brand Grade Test Diam Sample Break-Kg Stretch mm Elong. % Comments
Bionic Braid Pink 50Lb 0.35mm 22.0 35 7.95 Broke on main line 20mm from knot
22.4 35 7.95 Broke on main line 25mm from knot
22.4 35 7.95 Broke on main line 20mm from knot
22.8 35 7.95 Linear pull test on section of line only
Test E – 12 Turn Bimini with 12 Turn uni type locking knot over both strands of the loop. Both Bimini and locking knot tied tight
Line Brand Grade Test Diam Sample Break-Kg Stretch mm Elong. % Comments
Scient. Anglers Yellow 30Lb 0.20mm 15.1 30 6.82 Broke at start of Bimini – tied tight
GSB 30 15.4 30 6.82 Broke at start of Bimini – tied tight
16.9 30 6.82 Broke on one strand of loop (Likely uneven tension on double)
16.9 30 6.82 Broke on one strand of loop (Likely uneven tension on double)
16.5 32 7.27 Linear pull test on line only

Chart design and layout by John Loo (C)


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