Running Rigging Splicing Instructions 3-Strand Short Splice


Measure 14 crowns from the ends of both lines and tie with twine to prevent further unraveling. Unlay lines to the tie marks. Tape or heat-seal the strand ends. Bring the lines together so that the main bodies meet and the unlayed strands mesh; alternating a strand of one with a strand of the other.




Temporarily tape the unlayed strands of one line to the body of the other line. Tuck one of the strands from the second line over and under a strand of the opposite line, working against the twist. Take the unlayed strand next to the strand just tucked and tuck it over and under the next line strand. Do the, same with the third unlayed strand.




Make one more tuck with each strand then turn the splice around and remove the temporary ties. Make two tucks with each of the other three-unlayed strands. Go back and make two additional tucks with each of the six strands. If desired, taper the splice area as shown in Step 6, page 26. Cut off all remaining ties and clip off ends of protruding strands. Roll the splice to smooth out.




The short splice is used for end – to – end joining of two lines of the same size. It is useful for repairing cut or damaged lines or joining two short lengths.


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