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    Default Article: Rope to Chain Splice

    Last edited by TimG; May 22nd, 2018 at 14:09.
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    I'm testing a home-made three-strand splice on my dogs tie-out. She's rough on ropes and such, thought it'd be a good way to test my ability.



    Not the best looking splice, but it's my first. Dog has been yanking on it for about a month and a half. Didn't have the twine so I used tape. The process is fairly simple and seems to work really well!

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    Now that is a good test for your skills, I think it actually looks like you did good job on that. That splice is easier every time you tie it.
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    Thanks Tim, the Admiral agrees with you that they look pretty good, I'm hypercritical of my work I guess. I figured she was a good quality control tester, no damage or loosening yet. I plan to do four custom short 'dock lines' once we are settled in the slip, I'll be doing three braid line in a blue/ off white to match the boat- will post pix of those when they are done too... Wow- I have a lot of projects brewing that I need to post photos of!
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    If you end up out here on the Tennessee River you will have to do a few of those with 36" loops for use on the locks, we call them lock loops.
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    Good to know!! I'm sure my learning curve will be nearly vertical if/ when we get off the lake and onto the rivers. We will be counting on you and all our friends at BH2 to help keep it manageable!!

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    I have watched this and other videos. I can get the first tuck fine. The second one so-so. I have no idea what to do with #3. I wonder if you could do this again with close ups and go very slow with the the first three tucks?

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    Dead link - this is the VERY FIRST post in this series, and it looks like the section got reorganized New link is: Anchor Rope to Chain Splice - BoatingHowTo.com

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    Thanks Hartley, good catch
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