Splicing Modern Ropes - Jan-Willem Polman


A practical handbook:-

For any seaferer, splicing rope is an essential skill.

The traditional 3-strand rope is dissapearing, so, how do you splice braided rope?

This is te definitive guide to this crusial 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 ropse 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 this book will be invaluable to all boaters, whether recreational or commercial.

176 pages Written by Jan-Willem Polman