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Re: Eye splice in double braid

I finished the core-to-core eye. It wasn't bad, but I didn't "see" it until the very end when I buried the core(s). I was convinced that there was no way that it would bury. I could not get the cover tail to bury so I pulled it out and stitched it to the line. Photos follow.

New England Ropes has somewhat different ratios (New England Ropes - Splicing Guide) than in the following video.

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To anyone who is apprehensive toward trying their own splices, they should just give it a try. There is no downside, only upside. I have never, ever had an eye even come close to letting go. It's one of those things that can be taught by reading.







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This website has all the information you need. Turns out it was all much simpler than you were led to believe.

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That's great for laid line - I can do that easily enough.

It's the double braid I want to try.

I've got my splice almost complete now. Just down to the tugging stage. Everything seems jammed up. I'm going to try using a come-along. Trouble is: it's snowing outside. Snowing!!!!!

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Re: Eye splice in double braid

What you can't tie a bowline in double braid?


Actually I'm following this thread with interest. Splicing is an area that I know next to nothing about, but would like to.

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What you can't tie a bowline in double braid?


Actually I'm following this thread with interest. Splicing is an area that I know next to nothing about, but would like to.

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Earlier on pdqaltair made some great arguments against splicing and promoted the bowline.

I just wanted to try the splice. But so far I wouldn't call it 'fun'.

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Earlier on pdqaltair made some great arguments against splicing and promoted the bowline.

I just wanted to try the splice. But so far I wouldn't call it 'fun'.
Yeah, but really, what does THAT guy know about rope?

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The bowline reins superior! I live by it! Put my life on the line,daily...Dale

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I like the Pro Splice from TCP
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Re: Eye splice in double braid

I love it.The videos are great. I've had great succes w/core-core splice but not cover/cover Thats next. Great post!
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Re: Eye splice in double braid

A guy I used to sail with gave me the tip of using K-Y lubricant jelly to help when milking the core into the cover. Although I wondered if it would leave the splice too slippery, it seems to rinse out fairly easily after the splice is complete.

The best part is telling the clerk at the store that you're buying the K-Y for splicing.
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