The easest splice in the Marine
To splice round a thimble:
Take the end of the Dyneema-Bowrope and cut back 9 of the 12 strands in order to reduce the diameter to form a tapered end which you will then wrap tightly in insulating tape to create an 8cm/3” point. Hold the pointed end between your thumb and forefinger and with an outstretched hand measure off the length of the new splice to not less than your armpit (70cm/28”).
Having taken the pointed end around the thimble, bunch up the 12 strands of the Dyneema-Bowrope where you measured back to and push this pointed end into the middle and milk your pointed ‘fid’ back down the rope
until the splice is tight under the thimble.
Take about 1.5m/5’ of whipping twine, thread it through the needle, back on itself and tie a knot
10cm/4” from the end. Sew through the Dyneema-Bowrope about 10 times tightly under the thimble in different directions picking up under the knot
on the second insertion. Then bind and whip tightly about 2cm/3/” around the rope (mind your eyes and face) and sew backwards and forwards again a few times below the whipping, leaving about 8cm/3” between the last sewing and the needle. Cut clear the needle (put it somewhere safely!) and tie those now two ends to the two other ends poking out under the whipping and tie a couple of knots. Lose the four ends under some of the strands.