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11-30-2012 12:43 AM
Geoff54
Re: how to splice rope

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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.
11-30-2012 12:40 AM
davidpm
Re: how to splice rope

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Originally Posted by justified View Post
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
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?
11-29-2012 11:18 PM
Mike Banks
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.
11-29-2012 10:02 PM
dugout
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.
11-29-2012 02:48 PM
zz4gta
Re: how to splice rope

Quote:
Originally Posted by justified View Post
You want to keep your mind and sanity check out the following site How to Eye Splice double braid rope
Wow. That is all I have to say about that.
11-29-2012 02:20 PM
sailingfool
Re: how to splice rope

Be sure to purchase the correct size fids for whatever size lines you work with...
11-29-2012 01:52 PM
jackdale
Re: how to splice rope

Before eye splicing Dacron lines, practice on some nylon line. It is easier to "milk".
11-29-2012 01:42 PM
justified
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
11-29-2012 11:37 AM
jhgreen
how to splice rope

Thank you
11-29-2012 11:34 AM
jsaronson
Re: how to splice rope

New England Ropes and Samson both have instructions and videos.
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