Splicing Modern Ropes
For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope?
This is the definitive guide to this crucial skill. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master - and also fun to do. See why splices are better - and stronger - than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice efficiently.
Learn how to
o make strong, reliable splices in braided rope
o select ropes in the materials that best suit your on-board requirements
o customise your ropes to make your setup easier and safer
o optimise your deck layout and save weight on board
o taper your sheets for ease of handling
o splice an extra cover on your ropes to give better grip in clutches, avoid chafe and make them last longer
While a knot can reduce the strength of a rope by as much as 50%, a well-spliced rope loses only 5-10%. The techniques, insights and suggestions within these pages will be invaluable to all boaters, whether recreational or commercial.
o Hardback, 176 pages, 171 x 246mm
o Over 450 colour photos