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Old 09 April 2012, 14:12   #1
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Splicing Rope

Decided to give it a go tonight to make up some mooring lines etc for Pigs Ear.

What better to do on a cold wet evening !.

First attempt, Spliced a loop into some three ply rope.
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Old 09 April 2012, 14:33   #2
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Looks like a half decent soft eye you've done there. Interestingly it's reputed that a splice reaches max strength after only three weaves
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Yes I did three weaves then cut each ply down by a third then did two more then a final third and two more to taper it into the rope.
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After you have finished it Stand on it and then roll it about a couple of times under your foot it takes out any irregularites and finishes it all off
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I find it comes out more even if you take a moment after each round of tucks and pull the tucked end first outward and upward, then back down where it came from. Twisting to keep each strands lay even helps as well.

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