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Old 10-14-2010, 10:34 AM
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Default Splicing a thimble at end of anchor line...

I need to cut 6' from the end of my anchor line and reattach to the anchor chain. I plan to re-use the galvanized thimble. I have found plenty of videos on-line showing how to braid a loop intot he end of three strand nylon.

Does anyone know of a video showing how to splice a thimble into the end of three strand nylon?
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I don't know of a video but it is the same thing, just a smaller loop. I use a tie wrap around the line to stop the 3 strands from unraveling farther than I want. Once you get the splice started, remove the tie wrap so you can cinch it down.
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I need to cut 6' from the end of my anchor line and reattach to the anchor chain. I plan to re-use the galvanized thimble. I have found plenty of videos on-line showing how to braid a loop intot he end of three strand nylon.

Does anyone know of a video showing how to splice a thimble into the end of three strand nylon?
A loop is what the thimble goes into - it is the same process, just with a much smaller loop. It is all in getting it started right, after that it is easy. You will want the braid to be a minimum of 5 passes - I usually taper mine, 5 passes 1st strand, 6 passes 2nd strand and the last strand 7 passes so it looks neater.
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Here is a site that has some splicing instructions.

This one is for directly splicing the rope to the chain with no thimble (you would use this for a windlass).

http://home.cogeco.ca/~mquill/chain_rope_splice.html

This one is for an eye and is the same thing you would use to put the thimble in (just tighter) using braided line.

http://home.cogeco.ca/~mquill/eye_splice.html
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I don't know of a video but it is the same thing, just a smaller loop. I use a tie wrap around the line to stop the 3 strands from unraveling farther than I want. Once you get the splice started, remove the tie wrap so you can cinch it down.
damn it....hadn't thought of the tie-wrap...
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damn it....hadn't thought of the tie-wrap...
I did a few before I thought of it.

kbutton1 - A couple of tie wraps through the thimble and around the rope will hold it in place while you work. If you don't already have a marlin spike, get one, it will make it soooo much easier. Other things will work but it really needs to have a taper. This is the classic right tool for the job, especially on large rope. You can pick them up pretty cheap I think.
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I like rope to chain with or without a windlass it's not hard to do and is a very clean look.
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I like rope to chain with or without a windlass it's not hard to do and is a very clean look.
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