Tips for Eye Splicing, What the Experts Aren’t Telling You! S2-E81

Finally a video for beginners at eye splicing. Boat Builder Bob Emser takes us through the process of eye splicing polyester Sta-set rope. Bob reveals several tips that the expert/professional eye splicers fail to mention. Using a common line size for small boat 5/16" (8mm) Bob make splices and show how they are use on his boat a Haven 12 1/2 sailboat. In addition to a basic eye slice Emser shows how to add brass thimbles and snap shackles.

“If you’re going to make it, make it beautiful.”
-Bob Emser-

Double Braid Class I Eye Splice Directions

Samson Splicing Kit,15855

Ultima 4.5” Thread Nippers

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