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Splicing Modern Ropes: a Practical Handbook

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781472923202
Author(s): Jan-willem Polman
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions: 180 x 0 x 253 (w x l x h)
Pages: 176

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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. 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 ropes 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 these pages will be invaluableto all boaters, whether recreational or commercial.

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