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Splicing Modern Ropes: A Practical Handbook

Splicing Modern Ropes: A Practical Handbook (Hardback)

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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

* make strong, reliable splices in braided rope

* select ropes in the materials that best suit your on-board requirements

* customise your ropes to make your setup easier and safer

* optimise your deck layout and save weight on board

* taper your sheets for ease of handling

* 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 invaluableto all boaters, whether recreational or commercial.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoating Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 05/05/2016 ISBN-13: 9781472923202  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jan-Willem Polman is a sailor, author, journalist and specialist in synthetics technology who runs courses and workshops about splicing modern ropes.

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