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Looking for a good splicing book and some tools to do line splicing. I need to do a end to end splice to replace our roller fulring which is a Hood and requires a continious loop of line to work, and the splice needs to stay the same diameter as the line. Thanks.

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try this sight: 12-Strand End-for-End
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NE Ropes has good splicing instructions on their website, as does samson ropes.

Personally, I like the splicing wand by Brian Toss, or the Samson fid set.
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Also check out Brian Toss' books...as far as I know he is the reigning authority on this subject.
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BTW, I don't think that 12-strand is a great rope to use for a roller furling continuous line setup, as the strength of the line is easily compromised if the line gets abraded at all. This is not the case with double braids, since a significant portion of the strength is in the core, which is protected by the outer braid.
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NE Ropes has good splicing instructions on their website, as does samson ropes.

Personally, I like the splicing wand by Brian Toss, or the Samson fid set.
Splicing wand?? Are we the Fairy Godmother or something??
I've always known the tools for splicing fiber line as a FID. And with the assorted types of lines out there it now comes in various shapes.

Now for Wire rope I always used a marline spike and not a fid The difference is the fid is usually wood and the spike is either steel or bronze. The bronze on is use on tank ships because it is non-sparking.

A retired Boatswain mate from the Navy. But the nomenclatures do change from time to time... And BT may have wanted to set his design apart from the rest of the world.
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I am using double braided for the roller. I will look for material from Brian Toss.
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The best instruction I have found for splicing rope is on the Sampson rope web site. It is more complete than the the brochure they produce on the same subject. Have fun!
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I have also found Sampson rope a good website for splicing instructions.
Just replaced my old fid's from Sampson with new from a Norwegian company, found them easier to use. Take a look at this site Selma as
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Looking for a good splicing book and some tools to do line splicing. I need to do a end to end splice to replace our roller fulring which is a Hood and requires a continious loop of line to work, and the splice needs to stay the same diameter as the line. Thanks.

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NER's instructions for a constant diameter end to end splice are as good as any. Use a standard double braid polyester line (Sta-set, Sampson, Yale etc.) because most instructions are assuming that you have about as much material in the core as the cover.
A hint for making sure you don't end up with hollow spots in your splice. Cut the ends about 3/4" of an inch longer than the marks you make before you taper the ends and finish the splice. The line gets longer after you taper the ends because of a reduction in diameter. If you cut at the marks, the ends will dissapear and you will be left with hollow spots. While not really reducing the strength of the splice much, it will look crappy.
Don't forget to cross stitch the entire length of the splice. This will get you back some of the strength you lose by not doing a standard end to end splice.
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