Splicing Modern Ropes : A Practical Handbook, Hardback Book

Splicing Modern Ropes : A Practical Handbook Hardback


For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill.

But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing.

So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive guide to this crucial skill. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master - and also fun to do.

See why splices are better - and stronger - than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice efficiently. Learn how to* make strong, reliable splices in braided rope * select ropes in the materials that best suit your on-board requirements* customise your ropes to make your setup easier and safer* optimise your deck layout and save weight on board* taper your sheets for ease of handling* splice an extra cover on your ropes to give better grip in clutches, avoid chafe and make them last longer While a knot can reduce the strength of a rope by as much as 50%, a well-spliced rope loses only 5-10%.

The techniques, insights and suggestions within these pages will be invaluableto all boaters, whether recreational or commercial.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, Over 450 colour photos
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Boating
  • ISBN: 9781472923202



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Jan-Willem Polman