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Want to do your own rope rigging and splicing? We have made more than 30 manuals how to eye-splice braided modern ropes, how to make softshackles from ropes with Dyneema® fibers, etc. Watch our video’s! The numbers correspond to the chapters of ‘Handbook Splicing Modern Ropes’. Check out our wide range of splicing tools .

5. Eye splice in plaited or twisted ropes 


Eye splice in a three-strand rope

Rope: P-Classic


Eye splice in a eight-strand rope

Rope: Eight –strand mooring


6. Eye splice in polyester ropes

       D-Splicer rope splicing tools

Eye splice in double braided polyester

Ropes: Cruiser 16, Cruiser 24


7. Eye splice in ropes from Dyneema® fibers


Single braided ropes with Dyneema® fibers basic method

Rope: SSR

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Single braided Dyneema® when both ends are free

Ropes: D-CoreD-Core 99


Single braided Dyneema® when one end is attached

Ropes: D-Core, D-Core 99



Double braid Dyneema® – simple method

Ropes: D-CupD-Cup Kmix


Double braid Dyneema® –cover tucked back

Ropes: D-CupD-Cup Kmix



Double braid Dyneema® –using cover

Ropes: D-CupD-Cup Kmix


Double braid Dyneema® with double cover

Ropes: D-Performance

8. Dyneema® soft shackles


Dyneema® softshackle –version 1

Ropes: D-CoreD-Core 99


Dyneema® softshackle –version 2


Softshackle integrated into rope


Diamond knot explained

9. Weight savings and taperings


Tapered Dyneeema® halyard or sheet

Ropes: D-CupD-Cup Kmix


End-to-end splice two single braid Dyneema®

Ropes: SSRD-Core


Splicing a steel wire lead to a double braid polyester

Ropes: Cruiser 24Wire rope 7x19


Making a Dyneema® lead

Ropes: D-CoreCruiser 24

10. Thickening and strengthening


Splice an extra cover over a rope
Need protection from chafing: chose our Dyneema® Cover.
Need better grip in clutches: chose our Technora cover


Splicing in an extra core

Rope: D-Core

11. Continuous loops


Loop of double braid polyester - equal thickness,
the core is not used in this splice and that leads
to an equal thick rope. However this loop is reduced in strength.
E.g. use it for furlers.

Rope: Cruiser 16


Loop of double braid polyester – strong,
the core is used in this loop and adds to the breaking load.

Rope: Cruiser 24


Simple Dyneema® loop

Ropes: D-core


Dyneema® loop with cover- strong ,
if you want a short and very strong Dyneema® loop,
multiply the loops in the cover.

Ropes: D-Core,  Dyneema® cover,  Dogbones

12. Whippings

       Splicing kit with tools and ropes

Stitched whipping for double braided ropes

Rope: Whipping twine


Simple whipping

Rope: Whipping twine


Whipping for a three-strand rope

Rope: Whipping twine

13. Reeving new halyards


Reeving eye, also Flemish eye,
use for reeving only as it is not a strong eye.


  Other methods for reeving halyards

14. Splicing tips and tricks


Not enough space in a rope: use a SoftFid!

D-Splicer SoftFid



Other tips and tricks for splicing ropes.;

More background in ''Handbook Splicing Modern Ropes'.


Splicing modern ropes - a practical handbook by Jan-Willem Polman
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