short splice

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A method of splicing two ropes together where the joined rope is not required to be rove through a block. The ends of the two ropes are unlayed and then married together with the strands of one rope alternating with the strands of the other. Each strand is then tucked over its adjacent strand and under the next, and the splice is completed when each strand has been tucked twice. If the joined rope is intended for heavy use a third tuck is often made to provide an extra strong join. A short splice increases the diameter of the rope along the length of the splice, which is the reason why it is never employed when the joined rope is required to be used through a block.

See also long splice.

See also long splice.

Short splice

Subjects: Maritime History.

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