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Rope Splicing: how to splice rope correctly

Learn how to splice 3 strand and ski rope correctly to form a strong permanent splice
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Created by Bruce Wade
Last updated 7/2013
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the uses of the different splices
Be able to tie and finish off 3 strand rope splices
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  • One hour of your time
  • 5 meters of polyprop 3 strand rope
  • 2 meters of ski-rope

This rope splicing course is for you if you have an interest in rope work, involved in a rope related sport or hobby or belong to a scout rangers or similar group.

This easy to follow course will direct you, using video and handouts, through the back splice, short splice and eye splice for 3 strand rope as well as the splicing techniques for ski-rope. 

This course contains just 6 videos and could be completed within an hour. I would encourage you to get some rope before hand and use it during and after the course to ensure that you have learnt and mastered the art of a solid, tight splice.

Who is the target audience?
  • Yachtsmen
  • Boat and rock fishermen
  • Scouts or Ranger members
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 6 Lectures Collapse All 6 Lectures 39:32
1 Lecture 01:14
Welcome to this rope splicing course. 

In this course you will learn how to splice three strand and ski rope. You will learn how to construct the End  splice, the Short / Long splice and the Eye splice.

Please refer to the attached downloadable diagrams for each lecture as a further guide and resource.

Preview 01:14
Splicing 3-Strand Rope
3 Lectures 30:59
The end or back splice is use to finish off the end of a 3 strand rope in a neat and permanent way. 

It starts with a crown knot followed by 3 tucks going back on its self and finished off with trimming the ends to make it neat and workable.

Preview 13:59

The short/Long splice is used to join two 3 strand ropes on a permanent manner. 
Each rope is spliced into the other with three tucks for the short spice and five or more for a long splice The key here is to keep things tight and well tucked in at all times. 
The Short Splice

The eye splice is used to create a permanent loop or eye on a 3 strand rope. 

Determine the size of the required loop before hand and remember to put on any eyelet or hook before you splice to ensure a good fit.

The first tucks are the most important to maintain a tight and well constructed splice. the it is just a matter of two more tucks to finish off a strong and permanent eye. 

The Eye Splice
Splicing Ski Rope
1 Lecture 05:47
Splicing ski-rope is simple and easy to learn. 

Make sure your end is well burnt and shaped to ensure you do not get it all caught up in the strands.

Use the second technique described for a stronger more permanent splice.

Ski Rope Eye Splice
1 Lecture 01:32
Congratulations. You have completed this course. I trust that you have learnt how each splice is constructed and ended off. It is now up to you to practice practice and practice.
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