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Splicing double braid

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OK, I need to make some eye splices on a few lines. I have done 3-strand splices, but never double braid. I found some instructions for 'core-dependent' rope, and another for 'non-core-dependent' rope. The line I am splicing was on the boat when I bought it. No idea what kind of materials it is. The core is braided, not straight. Which technique should I use? Instructions/DblBrd_C2_Eye Splice_AUG2012_WEB.pdf
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I discovered a quick and easy way of doing this.

Long Bury Splice | How to Splice a hollow braid Rope | Splicing Knots

This technique is very easy, the tool is easily constructed from a length of brazing wire or coat hanger, it's just as strong as the more complex method, yet you can make an eye splice in a matter of a few minutes.

Gary :cool:

He is describing double braid, not hollow braid.

Here's a link to splicing instructions for all different types of rope. Double braid is down the page a bit.
Splice Instructions

You may find it harder if the rope is used.
I've spliced double braid using an expensive fid kit from WM, and from my experience all the braids are hollow, and using that technique I posted, it's all pretty easy. However, when I tried splicing old line, it was nearly impossible using any method. Someone suggested spraying the line with WD-40 to lubricate the strands and make the splice easier. It worked to some degree, but not nearly as good as new braid. Another person suggested washing the line in the washing machine by placing the line in a nylon bag to protect it, that also worked to some degree, but it still was not like splicing new line. The smaller diameter lines were the easiest to splice, though.


Gary :cool:
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