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Old 30-06-2022, 07:36   #1
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Kinked Eye Splice

The thimble at the bitter end of my spare anchor's 5/8" nylon rode had corroded and needed to be replaced. I bought a stainless steel gusseted tubular thimble to take its place and set to work. When I made the second round of buries, the three strands in the standing part kinked. Try as I might, I could not coax them back into their proper twisted configuration. I undid the partially completed splice, loaded it up with my electric anchor winch, and tried to relay the rope, but that did nothing.

Is there some way to restore the rope to its normal twisted configuration?

If I cut the damaged section off and start again, how do I keep the strands from twisting again?
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Old 30-06-2022, 11:48   #2
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Re: Kinked Eye Splice

To avoid hockles, alternate between clockwise, and counter clockwise rotations.
Once set, hockles cannot be turned back, to restore the rope structure.
AVOID KINKING AND HOCKLINGhttps://towmasters.files.wordpress.c...e_handling.pdf

I've never hockled a rope, when back-splicing, so I don't know, if the above helps.
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Old 30-06-2022, 14:20   #3
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Re: Kinked Eye Splice

I’ve never experienced a hockle when spicing 3 strand either…..but it is always much more difficult to splice three strand which has been under a strain numerous times. Cut it back a fathom or two and try again.
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