Reviewed by Art on

I picked up this book in La Coruna, Spain when the anchor snubber had broke in a previous anchorage in France. I asked one of the maritimo's if he knew someone who could splice rope as I had a project that needed doing. I'll never forget his amazement when he answered "All sailors know how to splice". I felt embarrassed so I bought this book and taught myself to splice! The snubber I spliced up is still working fine so I can heartedly recommend this book.

Written by Barbara Merry

The Splicing Handbook The only handbook devoted to splicing today's ropes, this bestselling reference covers every kind of splicing project a boater will ever need. Featuring step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes as well as wire, it covers:

  • how to splice high-tech, slippery, synthetic ropes such as Spectra, Dyneema and Kevlar
  • mainstream rope materials such as Dacron and nylon
  • all standard rope constructions, including solid braid, double braid, parallel core, plaited and three-strand rope
  • how to splice wire for shrouds and halyards, and rope to wire splices

This new edition has been expanded to include a section on wire selection, new wire splices and several attractive knot and splice-based projects: rope fenders, rope cargo nets, rope ladders and rope bow puddings.

Published by Adlard Coles Nautical first in 1987, this is the 3rd edition published in 2011 and has 160 pages in softcover format.The ISBN is 978-1408141977 and our rating for this book is ☆☆☆

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