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3 Strand End-to-End Short Splice

3-Strand End-To-End Splice


Class 1 3-strand ropes are made from any or all of the following fibers: Olefin, Polyester, Nylon

Although the 3-strand splice is the most common splice, and simple to perform, technique is important to preserve splice strength. Take care that the tucks lie neatly; rope strength can be lost if the strands are twisted incorrectly.

Tools Required: Fid; tape or whipping twine; marking pen, scissors or a sharp knife; hot knife or heat source; ruler.

3-strand end to end short splice figure 1STEP 1

First unlay both ropes for a short distance and bring them together so that the main bodies of the ropes fit snugly and the unlayed strands mesh; alternating a strand of one with a strand of the other. Sealing or taping the strand-ends of ropes will prevent their unraveling It is helpful to temporarily tie the strands of one rope to the body of the other rope.

3-strand end to end short splice figure 2STEP 2

Tuck one of the unlaid strands over and under a strand of the opposite rope, working against the twist. Take the unlaid strand, next to the strand just tucked, and tuck it over and under the next strand in the opposite rope. Do the same thing with the remaining unlaid strand. Now, take one more tuck with each strand.

3-strand end to end short splice figure 3STEP 3

Remove the temporary tie and make two tucks with the other three strands. You now have the strands of each rope tucked two times through the strands of the other rope. Now, go back and make at least two more tucks with each of the six strands . . . four additional tucks are recommended for synthetic ropes.

3-strand end to end short splice figure 4STEP 4

Roll the splice under your foot, or a board and clip off ends of the protruding strands.

*CAUTION: Do not clip the ends too close to the splice.

We hope you found these rope splicing instructions helpful. If you require any further assistance, feel free to call Jay @ 763-263-9835.