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[* black] Now it's timeAllow the kinks and the residual twisting stress to putcome out of the tether onto the spool. Starttether. This can be done by starting at about 3 meters in from the top-side end ofROV, with the tether (away from the ROV)laying in your palm, and attachslowly walking down the tetherlength of the tether, allowing excess twists to the spool using either a clove hitch or some tape.
[* icon_note] This pigtail on
unwind. Continue doing this until the tether will set the distance between the topside adapter box and where the tether handler is working- it candoesn't seem to be longer or shorter depending upon your needsuntwisting any more.
[* black] Work your way towards the ROV, wrappingOptionally, mark the tether ontoevery 10 meters or so, starting at the spool in a figure-8 patternROV end. This pattern preventscan be done with small pieces of electrical tape, inserted between the wire twists from forming in the tether as it is wrapped and unwrapped
[* black] When you reach
taped against themselves. Write on the ROV, taketape the 3-meter starting end and wrap it across the remainderrunning length of the spooled tether, holding everything in place.
[* black] Now you're ready to head to the dive site!
tether.
[* black] Now it's timeAllow the kinks and the residual twisting stress to putcome out of the tether onto the spool. Starttether. This can be done by starting at about 3 meters in from the top-side end ofROV, with the tether (away from the ROV)laying in your palm, and attachslowly walking down the tetherlength of the tether, allowing excess twists to the spool using either a clove hitch or some tape.
[* icon_note] This pigtail on
unwind. Continue doing this until the tether will set the distance between the topside adapter box and where the tether handler is working- it candoesn't seem to be longer or shorter depending upon your needsuntwisting any more.
[* black] Work your way towards the ROV, wrappingOptionally, mark the tether ontoevery 10 meters or so, starting at the spool in a figure-8 patternROV end. This pattern preventscan be done with small pieces of electrical tape, inserted between the wire twists from forming in the tether as it is wrapped and unwrapped
[* black] When you reach
taped against themselves. Write on the ROV, taketape the 3-meter starting end and wrap it across the remainderrunning length of the spooled tether, holding everything in place.
[* black] Now you're ready to head to the dive site!
tether.

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