Monday, June 01, 2020

A needful skill...

Some needful reading on the greed vs public safety subject, Jim C. Hines (a fantasy writer I admire) grapples with the whole "riot" thing, and the questions we should all be asking...

Some time ago on a forum that shall remain nameless a guy, complaining that he could not find anyone in the Caribbean to do some splicing he needed, complained that his only option was to send the various lines to be spliced to the US of A. Later on in the thread he said he was happy with the splices but that the cost of shipping ropes to and from the states made the process somewhat expensive.

I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions on the IQ of the guy who got the splicing done.

I will point out that splicing, not being anything like rocket science, is dead simple, and just about anyone can do it. The added advantage is you won't have to spend hundreds of dollars on shipping to get those $12 dollar splices.

Premium Ropes, in my opinion, does the best tutorial videos on splicing so here are a few to get you started.

Your basic three-strand eyesplice.

Since a lot of folks are using eight-strand for anchor rodes these days.

Your basic double braid eye splice.

Let's not forget the Brummel-splice for those folks using Dyneema and single-braid.

I'm pretty sure you're now covered on the eye splice front.

Listening to some songs from the Brill Building days.

Soit goes...