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Seeing a lot of you doing your own splicing and thought why the hell not try it myself.

Couple of questions first....

1) what tools do i need and where can i get good quality ones for as cheap as possible?

2) obviously i will want to start at the easy end of the spectrum so what do you suggest i start with?

3) where can i get the best instructions? You tube? PDF files?

 

Hopefully i can get into this and while the wife is doing her crochet i can do my splicing... everyones a winner :thumbup:

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Seeing a lot of you doing your own splicing and thought why the hell not try it myself.

Couple of questions first....

1) what tools do i need and where can i get good quality ones for as cheap as possible?

2) obviously i will want to start at the easy end of the spectrum so what do you suggest i start with?

3) where can i get the best instructions? You tube? PDF files?

 

Hopefully i can get into this and while the wife is doing her crochet i can do my splicing... everyones a winner :thumbup:

 

1) I use wire fids from 0.9mm welding wire. Cheap as chips. A knitting needle as an awl and some good scissors/knife. A old biner and good solid anchor point. For whipping, whipping twine and sailmakers needles. A sailmakers palm and some pliers!

2)I went straight for double braid as all ropes i use atm are double braid.

3) youtube, new england double braid. New england/samson instructions which ever you find easiest to understand

 

Enjoy its addictive!!!:001_tongue:

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You probably have all the tools in your toolbox. Start with Tennex or another hollow braid, very easy, wife guide on any of the major rope manufactures web site.

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1) I use wire fids from 0.9mm welding wire.

 

Got any pics?

Complete beginner here, didnt even know what a fid was till yesterday and i am having difficulty visualising yours:blushing:

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Got any pics?

Complete beginner here, didnt even know what a fid was till yesterday and i am having difficulty visualising yours:blushing:

 

give me half hour and they'll be up!

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got all my kit friday, fid kit, 5 different sizes, upto 16mm, you'll need sailmakers needles for whipping or blind stitching, samson have some good stuff, all up it cost me £50, english braids have a really good guide, get yourselves to a decent boat chandler, just constructed my first retrievable cambium saver, splicing does not work well on rope which has been bounced on or loaded, the fibres, or braids get stretched, this makes it tough when on the rethread. Got shown how to blind stitch in between the braids.

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