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Old 06-09-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Anchor line splice

Can anyone reference me to a diagram that shows the knot to splice two anchor lines together ...thanks
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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http://www.fish4fun.com/boat%20rope.htm
i think that is what u are looking for.. takes a bit of practice
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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That appears to be the knot except I would like to join another 100 foot anchor line to my original 150 foot anchor line without using a shackle. Can it be used for that...is it strong enough
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Anchor line splice

You want to use a "short splice" to splice 2 lines of the same diameter together.

Here's only one illustration. There are dozens on the web.

http://www.machovec.com/rope/splicin...2end_short.htm
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:49 PM   #5
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the hard part is starting the splice..that goes with pretty much all splices...make sure the first 'over/under' weave is exactly one strand of rope...if you have to cross 2 strands, it aint going to work...especially if you go thru a windlass.

also, i've found that whipping the ends is a bit problematic b/c of the windlass chewing up the ends eventually and fraying the whipping.

try to offset the ends of the splice as you finish by one strand...finish one...weave the second for a strand...finish it...then weave the 3rd another strand then finish. i try to make clean cuts and then use a lighter to melt the end.

it helps to 'pull through' the ends about 1/8-1/4" and bend the mainline a little so the end pokes out a bit...that way after you melt the end when the line straightens out the melted bit acts sort of like an anchor of the splice
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:25 PM   #6
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A good splice is very strong. Once the splice is completed, roll it back and forth between your open palms. This will tighten and seat the spliced strands together nicely.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:52 AM   #7
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Here's a great site for learning how to splice and tie all other types of useful knots.

http://www.animatedknots.com/index.php
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:05 AM   #8
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Also, go buy a rope cu tting gun. They are VERY useful, makes the job a lot easier and aren't that expensive. You use again. Splicing is cool. It's kinda contagious, you'll do it again. You can make your dock lines, etc. Buying a good knot and splice book is also helpful.

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