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Splicing double braid

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Created by Gos2017 A week ago, 13 May 2018
Gos2017
NSW, 29 posts
13 May 2018 3:37PM
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Hi all
I'm not sure if it's my tools or just me but I seem to be completely crap at splicing double braid (I know, I know a good tradesman never blames his tools!). Is there somewhere in Sydney that I can take my rope to and get it spliced professionally? Alternatively, any of you want to make a bit of cash?

Cheers
Gos

Andrew68
VIC, 159 posts
13 May 2018 5:10PM
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I know this is not useful for you in Sydney, but in Melbourne the great thing about buying rope from Discount Seamart in Elizabeth St is that they will also splice your rope for a very small fee.

A

Bristolfashion
VIC, 341 posts
13 May 2018 5:27PM
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I found the YouTube video by New England ropes very good. All you need is a basic set of fids & a pusher. Don't try anything but new, unused rope and never try spectra!
Best of luck.

Bristol

Warrina III
NSW, 38 posts
13 May 2018 6:21PM
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The Bosuns Locker Ships Chandlery does ours.

lydia
507 posts
13 May 2018 4:24PM
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Gos2017 said..
Hi all
I'm not sure if it's my tools or just me but I seem to be completely crap at splicing double braid (I know, I know a good tradesman never blames his tools!). Is there somewhere in Sydney that I can take my rope to and get it spliced professionally? Alternatively, any of you want to make a bit of cash?

Cheers
Gos


Drew at wetech rigging
super god service

crustysailor
VIC, 557 posts
13 May 2018 7:01PM
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yep, Drew is your man

www.wettechrigging.com.au/

crustysailor
VIC, 557 posts
13 May 2018 7:01PM
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yep, Drew is your man

www.wettechrigging.com.au/

boty
QLD, 328 posts
14 May 2018 7:58AM
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Bristolfashion said..
I found the YouTube video by New England ropes very good. All you need is a basic set of fids & a pusher. Don't try anything but new, unused rope and never try spectra!
Best of luck.

Bristol


yes he makes it easy whenever i splice db i always watch this first don't forget the snap at the end

Ramona
NSW, 4148 posts
14 May 2018 8:37AM
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crustysailor said..
yep, Drew is your man

www.wettechrigging.com.au/


I have been buying his stuff from his eBay store. Excellent service.

rod_bunny
WA, 904 posts
18 May 2018 1:59AM
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Bristolfashion said..
I found the YouTube video by New England ropes very good. All you need is a basic set of fids & a pusher. Don't try anything but new, unused rope and never try spectra!
Best of luck.

Bristol



^This one got me started.

For Fids, I had some old aluminium arrows around that I cut down, also bought some solid and hollow knitting needles from Spotlight of about the right size. Waay cheaper (Like $6) than the proper Fids if you're only doing a few splices.

www.spotlightstores.com/craft-hobbies/yarn-needle-art/knitting-needles/boye-aluminium-knitting-needles/p/BP80222576-green



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