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Splicing


SPLICING

Splicing produces a fastening point which has a strength of up to 90-95% of unspliced rope when done correctly

Knots can reduce the strength of a rope by up to 50%


Wherever possible, spliced terminations should be used to maximise the rope strength



SOFT EYE SPLICE

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Soft eye is created when a short length of the core of a double braid rope is removed and only the cover tucked back in. This splice is mainly used to have a convenient loop for attaching a drawstring when installing this line into a mast or a long cavity.







DOUBLE BRAID EYE SPLICE

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Riggtech's Double  Braid Eye Splice is not just limited to Polyester fibre. Our method of splicing this type of rope is designed to retain maximum possible strength of the rope and is successfully used with all hitech fibres like Dyneema, Spectra & Vectran.












STOPPER SPLICE

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Pictured splice is 12 strand Dyneema line passed through one eye of a wearlon stopper then through the snapshackle and back through the second hole of the stopper terminating deep inside the long end of the line. The finished splice is painted with RopeCoat clear to stabilise the fibres and create a wear resistant coating.












LEATHERING

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Leather cut to fit perfectly around a rope splice and hand stitched together and into place near the end of a line. Creating this kind of protection greatly extends the life of the line and keeps replacement costs down.












HI-LO SPLICE

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Hitech line that carries the load is spliced with a lowtech line for easy handling effectively in a smooth finish. This reduces cost, weight and water absorption.












ROPE to WIRE SPLICE

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Wire and rope are plaited together and tapered for a smooth finish transition. The core as well as the cover of a double braid line is used to join with the wire strands in this kind of a splice to retain maximum strength.