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Splicing Methods

Double Braid Splice

This is used when splicing a covered eye in a standard double braid rope. We would use this for cruising boat halyards and sheets.

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Wire Rope Splice

This is used to join a double braid line to a 7x19 wire.This is commonly used on Etchell and Melges 24 main halyards.

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Load Bearing Soft Eye

This is a covered eye that does not have the core. This splice is often used on control lines where the load does not exceed the breaking strain of the polyester cover. This splicing method has been tested and used extensively by Sydney Rigging Specialists.

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Strip & Tuck

This is used when the core of the line is exposed and the cover tuck is inside the core to create a smooth transition between the two. This type of splicing is used for Grand Prix racing halyards and on spinnaker sheets

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Tuck Splice

This simple method of splicing a single braid core is to tuck and bury up the middle of the braid. We use this method of splicing when we are unable to use a lock splice or when it may be necessary to undo the splice with ease.

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Brummel Lock Eye

This type of splicing is made by creating an eye in a single braid core with a non-slip lock. Sydney Rigging Specialists use Brummel Lock Eye wherever possible because it is our belief that they add a bit more safety factor into the splice.

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Tip Splice

This splice is used to join two pieces of braid rope. Sydney Rigging Specialists use the Tip Splice often as we believe that a Vectran Halyard should have a Dynice Tip in it where it passes around a sheave at the head.

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High Tech Full Cover

This splice is used to splice double braid ropes that have a high tech core such as Spectra, Vectran or PBO. If you use a Standard Double Braid splice on a high tech rope, it generally will pull out. We use this type of splice on Farr 40 Jib Halyards and Spinnaker Braces.

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External Cover Tuck

This type of splice is often used in a halyard or rigging item that needs additional cover put on it. To finish neatly, you must have the transition smooth so you use an External Tuck Cover. External covers are often used on halyards where they pass through clutches, or on a line that needs a high tech cover at an area of high load or high heat.

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Spectra Chafe Guard

This splice is often is used at the sheave point of a spinnaker halyard where the halyard is under constant chafe from the halyard movement. We place a short length of Spectra Chafe Guard at the top end of the halyard where most of the friction is experienced on the halyard when passing through the mast. This Spectra Chafe Guard gives the halyard a bit more ability to resist chafe in this area.

Continuous Line Splice

This splice is used to join the two ends of a line and make it into a continuous loop. The cover remains in place for the entirety of the loop. This splice is used on mainsheets when they run down both sides of a yacht, or on furler lines on continuous line furlers. In most circumstances this splice must be done in place on the yacht.

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