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Old 19-06-2016, 12:28   #16
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Re: Can I fix this anchor rope?

That is one of those questions like: should I reef the main?
If you asked the question that means you should've already reefed the main
if you have to ask has my anchor rode been compromised, then the answer is yes.
Replace it with double braid.

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BTW that nasty looking bulge is called a hockle.
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Old 19-06-2016, 13:02   #17
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Re: Can I fix this anchor rope?

You can remove these but it needs a proper jig, a few whippings and something to provide tension. If the rope is an old one just replace it and use the sections still OK as storm mooring lines. If the damage is near the end of a rope do not bother--just whip the rope temporarily (zip tie will do) above the damage, and un-lay the rope up to the zip tie. Undo the strands undo the twist in the strands until they lie fair, then re-lay the rope (twist to the left, turn to the right) or vice versa depending on lay, until you have the rope back to a normal laid rope. When splicing polyester I use a lock splice--it is a little more difficult and time consuming but I think a better eye is obtained that way around a thimble. Plenty of tucks--seven should do it.
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Old 19-06-2016, 14:56   #18
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It seems my anchor rope has unspun itself because I have been doing several 360's at anchor.

Can I massage and twist it back into shape or is it a loss. Also is it much weaker now?



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Cut it out and spice. I can't make out much from the pic. Something sounded like it was only a meter or so from the end so I wouldn't even worry about a running splice. Just reattach it however it had been spiced on, or not. I hadn't seen that before so might look at the method of attachment.
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Old 19-06-2016, 17:50   #19
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Re: Can I fix this anchor rope?

Invest in all chain rode for your primary anchor. Carry line as a backup or on your second anchor with sufficient chain rode attached.

Hockle... I love that word! (it gives spell check a headache)
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Old 19-06-2016, 19:52   #20
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Re: Can I fix this anchor rope?

cut the untwist off and re splice to the chain/fit mooring swivel to the anchor end of the chain /usually fit next size up shackle to the anchor end/ largest that will go through the chain at the other /anchor swivels are good for joining two ropes of different age stops kinks from coil ups
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Old 19-06-2016, 20:04   #21
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Re: Can I fix this anchor rope?

Look up in knots:

The Anchor Bend

or splice away.

Good luck.
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Old 20-06-2016, 11:53   #22
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Re: Can I fix this anchor rope?

My first practice splice. Looks a real mess.

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Re: Can I fix this anchor rope?

Just lost track of where to tuck a couple of times... Actually it would hold fine. Do another tuck of those loose ends, clip excess and whip them down tight with heavy Dacron thread. (the whipping is mostly for appearance)
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Just lost track of where to tuck a couple of times... Actually it would hold fine. Do another tuck of those loose ends, clip excess and whip them down tight with heavy Dacron thread. (the whipping is mostly for appearance)
Thanks. I am going to give it another go. I seem to have two strands together in a couple of spots. This is just some old practice rope, but I will tidy up the final version.

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My first practice splice. Looks a real mess.

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You just lost count of the ends. A little practice. It would be easier if you whipped the ends. Today melt them and maybe a rap of electrical tape.

Don't suggest you try splicing braid now.
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Gosh it's really difficult to not end up with two strands next to each other.

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Hello,
You Tube has a clip on Splicing
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This is my third try. I think it is improving. But this one is not as tight as I would like. When I compress it is consortinas.

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Re: Can I fix this anchor rope?

I 'whip' the ends with color-coded electrical tape. Taper down the ends before wrapping with tape. by color coding you don't loose track of which end is which. taping makes it easier to pass through when the end gets to short to easily use a fid.
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I 'whip' the ends with color-coded electrical tape. Taper down the ends before wrapping with tape. by color coding you don't loose track of which end is which. taping makes it easier to pass through when the end gets to short to easily use a fid.
Great tip. Thanks.

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