Rigging Hardware, Cordage, Splicing

Rigging Hardware

 

 

 

 

 

Cordage

We keep a large range of pleasure marine cordage in stock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Splicing Services

Serving sailors, OEMS, boatyards, and industry professionals.

Also serving arborists, civil construction, and industrial contractors.

We perform most if not all splices and will gladly learn any technical splices that we don't know to better serve our customers.

 

David teaching a Splicing Class to a group of Sea Scouts.

Definitions:

Class I: Nylon, Polyester

Class II: All other Synthetic materials and Blends including Spectra, Dyneema, Vectran, PBO, Technora, etc.

Double Braid Eye Splice In Class I Ropes

Used to put a permanent small eye at the end of a rope. Commonly used to secure hardware such as a shackle to the end of a halyard. Also used on spin sheets, control lines, beckets, etc. Can be used with or without a thimble.

Also used to make larger eyes in dock lines made from double braid nylon.

Double Braid Eye Splice In Class II Ropes

Used to put a permanent small eye at the end of a rope. Although they look the same, the splice significantly differs in its construction than a Class 1 splice.  Commonly used to secure hardware such as a shackle to the end of a halyard. Also used on spin sheets, control lines, beckets, etc. Can be used with or without a thimble.

12 Strand Eye Splice (Bury)

This splice is used in conjunction with a Brummel splice. The slice is shown here with a snap shackle "luggage tagged" to the eye and a stopper ball to prevent the shackle from getting "two-blocked" or stuck in the halyard sheave.

 

Stripping or Adding Covers

Stripped covers to save weight, adding a cover for chafe protection, facilitate better tenacity, color choice, core bulking. We can accommodate any of your splicing needs.

3 Strand Eye Splices

Most commonly used to put eyes in dock lines and also traditionally rigged boats. There are many useful splices used in 3 strand, if you have any questions regarding these, please let us know.

Rope to Chain

3 strand rope to chain or 8-plaited rope to chain for anchor lines.

Wire to Double Braid Splice

Also known as the tail splice, not as common anymore due to higher tech ropes, but still being used. Used to connect 7 x19 wire to double braid rope.

Custom Strops

Dyneema Core spliced inside Custom Covers

Whippings

These keep the bitter ends of a line from unraveling.

Reeving Eyes

These are non-load bearing eyes that are used t tie messenger lines to run halyards and control lines through decks, etc.

Constant Diameter Splice

An end for end splice that is not "load bearing." Commonly used for continuous furling lines.

Wire Splicing

An eye spliced into the end of a 7 x 19 wire rope.