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Mitch England
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Life line

Post by Mitch » 11 Aug 2018, 15:38

Need some help here guys,
I want to cut the life line on top of the tube at the front of the boat.
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Instead of leaving the ends dangling I want it to look original. It appears the fabric is woven around a rubber tube so my question is, what tool (if there is one) can I use to prise the fabric apart to
A) pass the end through itself
B) open the fabric up to pass the end down through the tube
So that it looks just like this one
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Re: Life line

Post by Andy B » 11 Aug 2018, 15:44

Mitch,
You needs some Fids.
I've got some if you want to borrow them, but they are not expensive.
But be warned, rope splicing is addictive :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Selma-set-of ... xysE5SbNEP
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Re: Life line

Post by Mitch » 11 Aug 2018, 15:52

Thanks Andy, I can order some but haven’t got a clue how to use them.

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Re: Life line

Post by ChrisParish » 11 Aug 2018, 17:21

There are loads of videos on YouTube. Look for “splice hollow braid” and things like that.
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Not a complete idiot - some parts are missing.

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Re: Life line

Post by Andy B » 11 Aug 2018, 20:58

ChrisParish wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 17:21
There are loads of videos on YouTube. Look for “splice hollow braid” and things like that.
What he said...
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Re: Life line

Post by Mitch » 20 Aug 2018, 22:51

First attempt & quite pleased with it. Thanks Andy B & Chris.
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Re: Life line

Post by ChrisParish » 21 Aug 2018, 08:01

Very nice!
Not a complete idiot - some parts are missing.

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Re: Life line

Post by Paul » 21 Aug 2018, 21:28

ChrisParish wrote:
21 Aug 2018, 08:01
Very nice!
+1 :thumbsup
Very tidy :clappy
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