Originally Posted by Marqus
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm quite keen to look further into the Yale quick-splice (although I'm not sure whether it only works for their "dielectric" rope) and the ClampTite idea. Thanks again.
Most high modulus rope is easy to 'quick' splice - much easier and faster than standard Dacron double braid. In high modulus single
braid you can do that Yale quick splice (or just a simple Chinese finger splice) and in high modulus double braid the core
takes all the load so you just peel the cover back and again do one of the quick splices in the core
There were some tests of 'splices' done with the ClampTite which indicated that they weakened high modulus line significantly by creating a sharp hard spot stress riser where the wire clamp ended.
The splice nuts say specifically in their instructions not to use with high modulus.
A bunt line hitch is a decent knot for high modulus rope. It's what the volvo
guys use when they need to do something quickly on deck
and don't have the time for a splice. If its spectra single
braid you need to put a stitch or two thru the tail to make sure it does not slip under load.