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Old 17 July 2012, 06:02   #1
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Splicing Rope

After seeing a demo at the boat show last year I watched these videos and I was soon splicing everything, new grab ropes for my tubes, mooring ropes, bow line and I even spliced onto my anchor chain.

It's really easy to do and a handy skill to have.

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Old 17 July 2012, 06:07   #2
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Its a good skill to have, its also relaxing to do !!

Have a look here Animated Knots by Grog | How to Tie Knots | Fishing, Boating, Climbing, Scouting, Search and Rescue, Household, Decorative, Rope Care,
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Tis mainly another fogotten art, and a must for all seamen to learn, rusulting with much tougher and neater connections, to avoid rubbing it's even better if you can incorporate a nylon chafe guard around the loop, or an internal galvanized thimble if connecting to chain, try multiply next then.
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bumping this thread for Trevor G
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It takes a lot of practice to do a neat job, I'm an old hand at this so mine look like factory made splices
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An eye splice is a definite skill to learn. and satisfying to do as well.
I've never had he need to use a long /short splice although learnt many years ago , so have probably forgotten how to do them.
I've also never learnt how to splice braided line - it that useful ?
The other useful skill is in whipping -lashing to prevent a line from unravelling - not the 50 shades type (although some might find that a useful skill too). From what I see, whipping has been replaced by just heat sealing the end of a line, but I always throw a whipping on as well as extra security
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Splicing Braid is as useful as splicing 3 ply. Done a few in my time. You tube helps a lot.

Like all splices you can probably make do using a knot for most situations but a splice is neater and harder for anyone to undo. You'd be amazed the things people do when you say can you just undo this red rope and expect them to take it of the cleat and you look back to see whats taking so long to discover its being untied at the other end!!

What I didn't expect was to get friction burn pulling the cover back down. Wear gloves to do it!! All this dynema and stuff can do some serious cutting into your fingers.

Whipping - was essential on non-synthetic rope now is just a benefit...
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Thanks Alex - bought the Rope today for Baby Blue's lifelines - now to get Pam to watch the videos and learn to splice!

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The other useful skill is in whipping -lashing to prevent a line from unravelling - not the 50 shades type (although some might find that a useful skill too). From what I see, whipping has been replaced by just heat sealing the end of a line, but I always throw a whipping on as well as extra security[/QUOTE]

Once you've cracked eye splice end splice is a easy, looks far better than heat sealing and whipping
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I put a sail makers whipping on the end of all my warps then hot knife the end after

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