I would have thought it didn't even need to be said, that a fid makes splicing any line easier. I have never seen a line, 3 strand, 4 strand cable laid, Atlas, 8 strand square plait, 12 strand, Samson
or any of its variants, parallel or stuffer core
, anything at all, that could not be spliced, from shoelace size to 13" mooring
lines, and that's not even considering wire rope, unless it simply falls apart due to wear. But this is a relatively short piece of line we are talking about, that has been in use and been in the weather
quite a bit. Best to replace it and maybe splice the old one to another old one of something else and have it for a spare mooring
line or something. Anyone who CAN'T splice it needs to review their definition of "can't", I think, because the right tools make the process quite easy.