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Old 24-05-2015, 18:57   #1
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Double braid rope eye splice woes

See the attached pics. These are my genoa sheets. New England Ropes Sta-Set, 7/16 diameter. This is after about 4 hours of sailing, although I noticed the core peaking out of the starboard sheet after only a short period of use. I did the eye splices. These are from a group of the first eye splices Ive done. I felt pretty good about my execution, but obviously I did something incorrectly.
I used Samson fids and instructions. The splices are lock-stitched. Any ideas on what I did wrong? Cut the core off too short? Thanks!
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Old 24-05-2015, 20:54   #2
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Re: Double braid rope eye splice woes

I am guessing too much slack in the outer core.


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Re: Double braid rope eye splice woes

Sorry about that. It is hard to say after the fact what you did wrong. FWIW it is pretty easy to make a mistake. It is important to mark the rope at each of the indicated positions in the instructions so as not to confuse them. I usually mark 1, 2, 3 rings on them, or use colored marker.

I always use the New England Ropes instructions, which have worked for me over many splices/vendors/sizes.

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Re: Double braid rope eye splice woes

I'll take a look at the NER instructions. Thanks!


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Old 25-05-2015, 09:40   #5
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Re: Double braid rope eye splice woes

Also - before anyone has a concern about using eye splices on the Genoa sheets: The bowline knots are bulky and snag on our shrouds when coming about. Especially on windier days. I'm using a Dyneema soft shackle to connect the sheets to the Genoa clew.


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Re: Double braid rope eye splice woes

Rather than eye splices, I use a Brummel splice for the genoa sheets. The sheets are formed of one contiguous length of rope with the Brummel in the middle. It's absolutely snag free. Each sail has its own permanently attached sheets.
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Re: Double braid rope eye splice woes

Ditto on Ziggy's Brummel splice. Used it on my furling genoa that always hung up on the shrouds tacking in light to moderate conditions when Bowlines were used. The continuous line with bramble splice in the middle doesn't hang up at all.
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Re: Double braid rope eye splice woes

Same here. One long sheet tied at the middle to the clew. Its a roller furling genny.
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Re: Double braid rope eye splice woes

I'm curious - is the Brummel splice used on single braid rope? It doesn't look like it could be done with double braid. Thanks!


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Re: Double braid rope eye splice woes

It's definitely much easier in single braid. I'm not sure, but I seem to recall successfully making a Brummel splice in double braid.
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