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.
Book DescriptionWritten by Barbara Merry
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.