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Old 13-06-2012, 16:05   #16
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Re: Line End Whipping

Nothing like a good whipping amongst friends, but perhaps splicing amongst friends should be done in private?

I taught myself both out of a book when I was a kid and never stopped. I've sat on many a friend's boat and picked up a three strand dock line and mindlessly put an eye in the end. They usually consider it quite a gift, although it's painlessly easy.

Best source to learn today could be YouTube.

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Double braid splice (excellent):

Three strand (but you don't really need a tool):

Many more available.

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Old 13-06-2012, 16:23   #17
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It works....but let me escape quickly before the purists burn me at the stake
Allow me to clarify my position. When I say "Resist the Dark Side" I'm not merely urging my fellow forum members to embrace a superior aesthetic. The concern here is that we all must stay vigilant about the slippery slope. One minute, you're dipping lines in plastic rather than whipping them; the next minute, you're zooming through my favorite anchorage on a PWC.

Resist!
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Old 13-06-2012, 16:53   #18
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Re: Line End Whipping

Inherited some lines on my current boat that had been treated with some type of plastic whipping goo. Don't know how long it had been done before I got the boat but all of it was breaking down. I ended up doing a traditional whip with twine and needle on all the lines. The few lines that were whipped with twine were and continue to be fine.
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Old 14-06-2012, 02:32   #19
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Re: Line End Whipping

One of the worst examples I have seen was on an expedition yacht, a converted salvage tug, now called the Lone Ranger. She had octoplait mooring lines, the eyes were bowlines, and the cut end of the mooring ropes were gaffer taped. A boat that size should really have spliced eyes in the moorings, and whipped all the stranded pairs.
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Re: Line End Whipping

I love this site, and there's even a iPhone app for it.
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Re: Line End Whipping

One minute, you're dipping lines in plastic rather than whipping them; the next minute, you're zooming through my favorite anchorage on a PWC.

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I totally miss the connection here??????
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One minute, you're dipping lines in plastic rather than whipping them; the next minute, you're zooming through my favorite anchorage on a PWC.

Resist!
I totally miss the connection here??????
You do? Well, I don't and can clearly see the core of truth buried under the jest! The force is strong with that one!

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Needle and thread NOT needed. Just some very small line...


.... .... ....with alcohol
I agree 3-4 fingers of Jack, a fine cigar and I can splice or whip for hours. I also bee's wax the whipping thread, it seems to bind less and is easier to pull through to finish it off..
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Re: Line End Whipping

i figured out how to whip and splice, but still like to dip the whipped ends for a much longer lasting product.... if done right, the plastic dip will shrink down and show the whipping under neath...

I think it is a totally professional and long lasting look imho
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Re: Line End Whipping

Come come gentlemen, surely the nautical way is to first back splice the end, then whip (with needle and palm) followed by a good dip in plastic and finished off with a thumb knot.

However being a purist at heart, I like to then cover the knot (& splice/whipped/dipped part) with heat shrink tubing (shrunk with Bic lighter).

Haven't got any photos (or youtube) but let me tell you, the result is amazing and always gets stares from dock walkers and old salts alike.

Always run the line through your blocks first as it is a pain to remove the end - often find it quicker just to cut the end off and start again.

Don't worry about the PWC crowd, they can't do rope work like us sailors - they have no rope lines aboard.
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Re: Line End Whipping

Whip it! whip it good!

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However being a purist at heart, I like to then cover the knot (& splice/whipped/dipped part) with heat shrink tubing (shrunk with Bic lighter).

Tis tis Wotname you don't cover with sailmakers leather neatly sewn on.
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Re: Line End Whipping

Nothing like a good whipping in the cockpit with a cool beer, if you want a great site to learn from check this one out.....

Eye Splice | How to tie the Eye Splice | Splicing Knots

Cheers all....Frank
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Nothing like a good whipping in the cockpit with a cool beer, if you want a great site to learn from check this one out.....
I thought you were going to give us a link to a porn site.
What a letdown.
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