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Old 07-02-2018, 07:33 AM
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Default Anchor rode splice needed SE CT./RI

Yesterday I snapped my new Lewmar 8-plait rode but recovered the anchor and only lost a couple of feet of line. Looking for someone to re-splice the line to the chain in SE CT. or South County RI. Thanks. I checked with Defender and they will only custom splice new lines that they sell. No repair work.
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sub'd, im in the same area and probably want to replace my 100' of chain + 100' of line with 200' of chain plus 200' of line in the near future
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:28 AM
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I just called the WM rigging shop in Newport and they will do the splice. I just have to drop off the rode at my local store (Mystic) and they will get it up to Newport for the work which has a 1 or 2 day turnaround from what I was told.
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Originally Posted by RustyGaff View Post
I just called the WM rigging shop in Newport and they will do the splice. I just have to drop off the rode at my local store (Mystic) and they will get it up to Newport for the work which has a 1 or 2 day turnaround from what I was told.
oh wow

what do they charge to transport it back and forth?

wonder if this service is available at any WM store and how to know which ones have rigging shops?
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Why don't you learn to do it yourself? It isn't that difficult and if you're not happy with the splice just cut it off and try again. You will know when the splice is good.

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Old 07-02-2018, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by kevincook View Post
Why don't you learn to do it yourself? It isn't that difficult and if you're not happy with the splice just cut it off and try again. You will know when the splice is good.

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Took your advise and ordered a set of fids to practice with. Yale Cordage has a decent how-to posted online. brait_to_chain_splice.pdf
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oh wow

what do they charge to transport it back and forth?

wonder if this service is available at any WM store and how to know which ones have rigging shops?
WM's rigging shops are regional. Their website has a link to their locations. Not sure if they charge to ship within their own network.
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Originally Posted by RustyGaff View Post
Took your advise and ordered a set of fids to practice with. Yale Cordage has a decent how-to posted online. Attachment 1078383

A lot of youtube vids too. I watched them all, picked up some tips and went for it (but only 3 strands). I found marking the end of the strand with a pen or different color tapes made it easier. That said I don't have any confidence that I could tackle 8 plait. Good luck
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Originally Posted by RustyGaff View Post
Took your advise and ordered a set of fids to practice with. Yale Cordage has a decent how-to posted online. Attachment 1078383
Those instructions look pretty clear. Have fun hanging out on the boat one afternoon working on splicing.

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Defender's in Waterford.
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Defender's in Waterford.
Defender will only rig new line that they sell according to the rep. I spoke to yesterday.
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Originally Posted by RustyGaff View Post
Defender will only rig new line that they sell according to the rep. I spoke to yesterday.
That's a new one. I was gonna drop mine off and have them reverse the line and they said no problem, 2-4 day turn around, that was last season though, which I was gonna do over the winter but didn't get around to it.
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I am just curious what is advantage of 8 ply verses three strand standard line, ? Also if it is being used with a windlass, I would think the fat splice would not go around the Gypsy very well.I make my own splice with three strand for my windlass, just wondering what I am missing here.Also, if it not for a windlass, why not use thimble and shackle, much simpler..... I think

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I haven't used it ( no windlass ) but i believe 8-plait doesn't twist under tension as 3 strand does, and it lays and retrieves much better into and from an anchor locker.

How are you using a thimble with out splicing it on ?
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I haven't used it ( no windlass ) but i believe 8-plait doesn't twist under tension as 3 strand does, and it lays and retrieves much better into and from an anchor locker.

How are you using a thimble without splicing it on ?
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Originally Posted by TTaxi View Post
I haven't used it ( no windlass ) but i believe 8-plait doesn't twist under tension as 3 strand does, and it lays and retrieves much better into and from an anchor locker.

How are you using a thimble with out splicing it on ?
You splice the 3 strand to the thimble then attach the line / thimble to chain with shackle
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That's a new one. I was gonna drop mine off and have them reverse the line and they said no problem, 2-4 day turn around, that was last season though, which I was gonna do over the winter but didn't get around to it.
From Defender's webpage "
Splicing Services Notes:
  • Please Provide the Following:
    • Line Type
    • Line Diameter
    • Total Line Length *
    • Approximate Finished Line Length *
    • Hardware (Thimbles, Shackles, Chain, Nicropress Sleeves, etc if Applicable)
  • Splicing Services normally require (3) to (4) Days to be completed
    • Orders Placed During Peak Seasonal Times May Take Longer
  • Expediting Fee for 24-Hour Fulfillment: $15.00
    • Please call or email to verify 24 hour service availability
  • Please Call to Verify Completion Date
  • Splicing Services are for new line purchased through Defender
Maybe their rigging shop works independently of their web based sales and will rig your line if you walk it in. The young guy who works in their rope department at the store always was helpful when I went in.
If they won't do it, bring it to WM in Old Saybrook and they will likely send it off to their rigging shop and save you a drive to Newport.

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Originally Posted by city slicker View Post
You splice the 3 strand to the thimble then attach the line / thimble to chain with shackle
I don't believe this is to be used with a windlass. Line spliced directly to the chain is required for a windlass.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:36 AM
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I sent my existing 8 plait line and chain to be reversed by WM Newport RI rigging shop. I dropped off at my local WM yesterday and was told it will be in RI next week and it takes them a week to get it back. $25 for the splice to existing chain and $10 each way to ship.

250ft x 1/2" 8 plait +15' 1/4" G4 chain the rode was getting worn and stiff on the first 50' after the chain. I am hoping reversing will allow me to extend the life of the line, I don't anchor in deep water all that often so the majority of the line is essentially new.

Will report here once I have the line back.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:58 AM
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WM rigging shop called once they received the rode to inform me they could/would not do the splice to chain. The reason given was that the bitter end had been wet and was swollen. It looked good to me but I am no expert.
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