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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 18 at 11:42am
my experience was the same. my splice overlap came out shorter than suggested but after a season of hauling and tensioning all is fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote elzorillo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 18 at 11:15am
Just an update..

Nine hours.. NINE HOURS!!! I spent last sunday trying to splice test bits of rope with pretty much no success.

The Rooster Easy Splice as recommended in this thread just arrived. literally 3 mins later I'd successfully spliced it with just a bit of old wire.  This stuff really is ridiculously easy to splice.

I know the splice is short.. It was just a test and I didnt want to use too much of it. No idea as yet how it will perform in the cleats but for splicing, it really is 'EASY'




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Post Options Post Options   Quote elzorillo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 18 at 11:14am

Double post.. sorry  Sleepy


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ardea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 18 at 12:30pm
As said above, English braids stuff (and looks like the rooster stuff) is a much larger/looser weave and significantly easier to splice.  The Marlow stuff is extremely critical to tension in the outer braid, when pulling the other bit through.  A bit of water and plenty of patience to get the right tensions and 'kack' are what I've found is required.

P.S. I've got a couple of marlow splices coming up and am not looking forward to them!
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Its possible to splice without just tapering down to the core is the diameter doesn't change much
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splicing continuous with a Dyneema core instead of Technora/Dyneema cover has the disadvantage of not having the same diameter at the splice as the rest of the rope which doesn't work well in the cleats.

It's also considerably harder to splice. Taper it then continuous splice rather than just cut the core out.

The cover is also a bit harder to open up on the non specifically designed stuff which also adds to to the frustration



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Originally posted by ian.r.mcdonald

the Rooster stuff was really ( err!) easy!   after failing with Marlow

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Post Options Post Options   Quote By The Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 18 at 5:18pm
I think its just down to the rope you choose you can get Dymeena cored with technora cover that lasts for ever my favour is southern ropes GP T Braid
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the Rooster stuff was really ( err!) easy!   after failing with Marlow
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Post Options Post Options   Quote piglet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 18 at 6:55am
Originally posted by By The Lee

Any dyneema cored rope can be used although the splice is admittedly a little more tricky</span>

This may be true but Dyneema cored Polyester is not the best choice for control lines IMHO. The Polyester cover does not grip in the cleats as well as the 'Technora' stuff. Worse still the cover eventually parts and runs back like Nora Bat ties stocking.
Whatever 'Technora' is, it is grippy and wear resistant, and very strong.


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