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Re: how to splice rope

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You want to keep your mind and sanity check out the following site How to Eye Splice double braid rope
very easy to follow and great results. I have no connection with the site other than have used for my own splicing needs and have been very [leased with the out comes.

It might be easy but it is not the way professionals do it, not the way the rope manufacturers do it.
So if the pros all do it a different way and this one guy does it a unique easy way it makes one wonder why?
Has anyone done strength tests and all the other tests that would be appropriate.

Did I read him right where he says to cut the cover off after pulling out the core?
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Re: how to splice rope

Originally Posted by dugout View Post
Go to the Brion Toss web site.
Brion Toss Yacht Riggers, Sailboat Rigging
Buy his splicing video, a medium splicing wand, 4" marlingspike, and a small Point Hudson "Phid". Add the small wand to do 1/4" and 5/16". The medium works for 3/8 to 5/8 braid from my experience.
IMHO, One of the best purchases I ever made. find some #4 waxed twine, #10 sailmakers needles, and a riggers Palm. These tools and knowledge will serve you over and over.
I like the idea but Wow, look at those prices. Might be worth it you wanted to splice rope for a living I suppose.

Marlin Spike – already on your sailing knife (right?)
Piece of stiff wire or you want to be fancy a Dritz Loop Turner for about $4 or $5 from Amazon or your local craft store
Set of five Samson fids + a pusher - $35ish from Discount Marine Supplies or Amazon
Palm - $20 from duckworksbbs or $16 from Amazon or make one for less.
Needles and whipping twine - not much from multiple sources
You tube and other web “how to” pages (New England Ropes - New England Ropes - Splicing Guide) – free.

You can be up and splicing for about the same price as a small wand from Mr. Toss. (He wants $169 for canvas bag for you to put your fids in, Gulp – Sorry, I mean a “Rigger’s Bag” ).

An awl is nice to have for about $20

Have fun – it’s not rocket science.
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