Splicing Instructions for 12 Strand Plasma.
In an emergency, or
for that matter at any time, the tool required to splice this construction of
line only needs to be of a diameter that will fit inside the line.
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The critical component is tape. I have used electrical tape here, but you could use Teflon tape or even masking tape.
The tape allows you to attach the "tool" to the end of the line and also to cover the sharp edges.
The technique is to
pass the end of the line through the middle of itself (Six strands either side of the tool
at entry) twice.
Four tucks are recommended
Ensure that you pass the tool far enough down the centre of the line to ensure that when you remove the tool and milk the line away from the eye the end is consumed within the body of the line.
Note:- With this type of splice by pulling on the burred part of the eye when the line is not under load, you can pull the splice out.
The above picture shows a finished splice with hook & thimble ends.