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Old 09 June 2008, 04:49   #11
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At the moment I am intending to splice a long rope into one side as a painter with a short rope spliced into the other ring and spliced into the long line about 3ft along to give a bridle attached to a long painter. The painter will be attached to both points via the splice and be a bridle type attachment
I just wonder if there is a better method that a yottie here would know of or is this the usual method?
Definately a very neat / seamanlike approach!

It's probably going to be a bit fiddly to get the eye-splices to D rings exactly balanced on each of the Y branches. I might be tempted to just use bowlines here so you can adjust the bridle as things bed in. But not perhaps as neat.
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Old 09 June 2008, 04:52   #12
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A bridle between the two and a rope tied to it to use as a painter?
I spliced a bridle between the two rings and then spliced a 10m painter with a nylon thimble onto the bridle. This works fine whether attached to a grapnel or being used as a tow rope (obviously doesn't have to be spliced, but I enjoyed doing it !).
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Old 09 June 2008, 08:03   #13
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I did it last night as I had described. making them even was easy as the splice just gets put in at the right point.
I now have a painter about 3m long which splits a few feet forward on the bow and is spliced into both rings.
No knots or clips in evidence, looks OK to me.
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Old 09 June 2008, 18:13   #14
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I did it last night as I had described. making them even was easy as the splice just gets put in at the right point.
I now have a painter about 3m long which splits a few feet forward on the bow and is spliced into both rings.
No knots or clips in evidence, looks OK to me.
I'm sure you've done the right thing - proper seamanlike. My little 1.8m has 3 D rings, so I just use the centre one. Never had a tender without a centre attachment point. Even with your arrangement I think it will be slightly more difficult to manoeuvre alongside using the painter. Hardly a real problem. It'll be an accountant who 'designed out' the centre ring.
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