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Old 30 July 2015, 10:03   #21
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If you want a very easy and good way to splice an eye into 3 strand google Pro splice;

Pro Splice

Lets you fix loop size and you don't need to prat about with tape or thread etc for some of it.
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If you want a very easy and good way to splice an eye into 3 strand google Pro splice;

Pro Splice

Lets you fix loop size and you don't need to prat about with tape or thread etc for some of it.
Thanks for that! It's a much more secure* splice as well as being less of a faff.


*Tighter fit to the thimble, generally.
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Can anyone recommend me a rope supplier that will sell me a specific length with a loop spliced on each end ?
Have you tried Albert Pierrepoint?
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Have you tried Albert Pierrepoint?
Gud'n... He actually had a pub in Hollinwood, Oldham called Help The Poor Struggler. He also hung one of his customers.
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These guys seem very cheap for 3 strand nylon rope. Timko Ltd (UK): Nylon Rope,3 Strand Nylon Rope 2p/m for 6mm 750KG breaking strain. 5 delivery for <=1KG so you can get 44m for 15

Again, haven't used them though and would require you to splice your own eyes...
6mm is quite skinny for a mooring type line.
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6mm is quite skinny for a mooring type line.
Agreed, I wouldn't use anything less than 10mm, my mooring lines are 12mm. It's not just about breaking strain, it's also about chafing, cutting & age deterioration.
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It's not just about breaking strain, it's also about chafing, cutting & age deterioration.
If RIBnetters were rope Pikey, you'd be a 20mm...
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Aye, I have been accused of being quite cutting
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