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jhgreen 11-29-2012 09:48 AM

how to splice rope
 
Hello. I am replacing some shhets halyards and travler lines this winter and i have noticed there are some splices that need to be done is there any where online that can help me learn before I splice the actual lines

Jeremy
Pearson 10m

RobGallagher 11-29-2012 09:59 AM

Re: how to splice rope
 
YouTube has some good videos. Some from the major manufacturers and done very well.

jsaronson 11-29-2012 10:34 AM

Re: how to splice rope
 
New England Ropes and Samson both have instructions and videos.

jhgreen 11-29-2012 10:37 AM

how to splice rope
 
Thank you

justified 11-29-2012 12:42 PM

Re: how to splice rope
 
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.

peter

jackdale 11-29-2012 12:52 PM

Re: how to splice rope
 
Before eye splicing Dacron lines, practice on some nylon line. It is easier to "milk".

sailingfool 11-29-2012 01:20 PM

Re: how to splice rope
 
Be sure to purchase the correct size fids for whatever size lines you work with...

zz4gta 11-29-2012 01:48 PM

Re: how to splice rope
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by justified (Post 954732)
You want to keep your mind and sanity check out the following site How to Eye Splice double braid rope

Wow. :eek: That is all I have to say about that.

dugout 11-29-2012 09:02 PM

Re: how to splice rope
 
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.;)

Mike Banks 11-29-2012 10:18 PM

Re: how to splice rope
 
Pull-through fids work well. I use a metal wire coat hanger for a quick job or have one made up from stainless steel welding rod with a narrow loop formed at one end. The palm, waxed thread and needles you certainly need. I think my kit cost me about two hundred dollars all together--and has paid for itself in beer several times by now. For three strand ropes I use a locked loop splice in nylon, but for silver rope I use the usual hemp rope eye splices but take them an extra two turns. For three strand ropes I use a curved hollow stainless steel fid.


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