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Eye-splicing lines...

Anyone have a good site that describes (with pictures) how to eye-splice lines?

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Eye-splicing lines...

www.neropes.com (website for New England Ropes)
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Eye-splicing lines...

There is a good book called The Marlin Spike Sailor that describes it in detail.
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Another good site with downloadable Splicing Instructions (pdf)

http://www.samsonrope.com/index.cfm?page=28

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Here is a terrific animation that is very easy to follow:

http://www.tollesburysc.co.uk/Knots/Eye_splice.gif
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It's kind of dirty!
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You failed to mention if you wanted to spice double braid or twisted strand rope, but both “how to”s were given in the thread.

When splicing twisted strand rope (docklines), role the splice between the palms of your hands while pressing hard. This little trick will tighten the splice as you are doing it. I generally roll the splice about every 1/3 of the splice length. When completed roll the splice on the deck using you’re a flat sole shoe.
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If you're splicing braided line, use the printed instructions that come with the fids you can buy from Sampson. Take your time, follow them step-by-step and you'll have no problem.

I followed instructions in the Brian Toss for splicing braid and didn't have as much success.

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One other caveat... some of the newer high-tech lines, that have Spectra, kevlar, or dyneema cores may have different splicing instructions from standard double braided polyester. This is often due to the fact that the high-tech core materials are often slipperier than traditional dacron braids are.
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Eye splice

Try this site you can adjust the speed of the animation on quite a few knots including the eye splice.
http://www.animatedknots.com/
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