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Double braid rope

Discussion in 'Equipment, Accessories and Maintenance' started by Tackleberry, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Gday all i have been toying with the idea of changing all the ropes on my boat to double braid (except the anchor)and because i take it as a matter of pride i splice all my ropes .

    so i figure i better get some practice in eye splicing the stuff and all i will say is 3 strand is a walk in the park compared to double braid any way this is my 1st attempt and i think i did ok , i can't wait to get some 10mm as this 6mm is a pain to work with .

    cheers TAC
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  2. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    i figured i would show you my 3 strand splice's these are the average ones as the good ones are in the boat
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  3. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Good work TAC.

    I bought some of that 6mm double braid for my kayak anchor rope and thought about trying to splice an eye in each end - gave up after about 10 minutes. I ended up just tying a loose knot, applying a bit of 5 minute Araldite and then slipped some heat shrink over the rope & tag end to cover the mess. It's strong enough, but not as neat a job as yours.

    Jeff
     
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  4. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    yes it is a PITA to do but a long since departed mate was a perfectionist
    in maters of boating and yachting so a bit rubbed off i suppose i just like
    neat ropes .

    come to think of it , i probably do it more in honor of Jeff than for me as he
    was a very good mate and he took the time to teach me so many skills that
    have long since been forgotten .
     
  5. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    Great job Tac, I haven't seen anyone splice rope for many years. It's great to see someone with those skills, your mate would be very proud.
     
  6. skipzx

    skipzx Active Member

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    Nice work TAC!

    I used to do a lot of 3 strand splicing when I worked in a Chandlery - yours is very neat and looks great.

    We always outsourced the double braid splicing as it was a PITA and not worth our time for the 3-4 jobs a year we'd get.

    Not that you need it but we used to whip the end of the splice with this stuff:
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    It's like a silicon tape which helped ensure the splice wouldn't fray, yours are done well so they won't I wouldn't think.

    Sam
     
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  7. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    well i had a go with 10MM and it heaps easier to do
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  8. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    did some 14mm today and went the car method to pull'em up snug turned out good .
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    cheers TAC
     
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