I have some never-used-before 3-strand nylon rope
that I'd like to splice onto my anchor
chain. I've tried a few times to do it following this procedure: https://www.boatingmag.com/how-to-ma...-chain-splice/
but failed because the rope
is very stiff (probably because it's old, albeit clearly never used) and I can't tuck the strands back without untwisting.
Since my gypsy
can't handle rope anyway, I guess it shouldn't be a problem if I instead braid the individual strands onto the chain links (I'm sure I've seen that before)? The problem is I can't find out how to do that properly. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
PS: It just occurred to me that maybe I can soften this nylon rope by soaking it in fabric
softener? Does that work
like it does on poly ropes?
Thanks in advance!
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