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. #splicingbook

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. #splicingbook

Tony Nield makes his own fids from copper pipe and the cork from a bottle of port

Tony Nield makes his own fids from copper pipe and the cork from a bottle of port

Polyester double braid halyards spliced to steelwire lead - great way to save space in the mast. #sailing #halyards #splicing #rope #ropes #ropesplicing #greement #vela #bateau #sailingboat #premiumropes #yachtrigging #rigging #yachting

Polyester double braid halyards spliced to steelwire lead - great way to save space in the mast. #sailing #halyards #splicing #rope #ropes #ropesplicing #greement #vela #bateau #sailingboat #premiumropes #yachtrigging #rigging #yachting

Dyneema softshackles are a safe, lightweight and strong alternative to stainless steel shackles. Make them yourself or buy them ready made in our store.  #dyneema #softshackle #shackles #softshackles #premium #ropes #sailing #sailingboat #splicing #rope

Dyneema softshackles are a safe, lightweight and strong alternative to stainless steel shackles. Make them yourself or buy them ready made in our store. #dyneema #softshackle #shackles #softshackles #premium #ropes #sailing #sailingboat #splicing #rope

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