long splice

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A method of splicing two ropes by unlaying the ends to a distance of eight times the circumference of the rope and then laying up the strands in the space left where the opposite strand has been unlayed. By this means the two ropes are joined without increasing the thickness over the area of the splice. A long splice is used where the rope is required to reeve through a block after it has been spliced.

Long splice

Subjects: Maritime History.

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