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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.
You must ensure that it has no burs or rough edges, but it could be a stick, biro or a piece of steel rod as shown here.

OR YOU COULD USE ONE OF THESE FINE BITS OF KIT FROM THE HOME OF THE RED WINCHES!

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.


Use the tape to attach the "tool" to the end of the line.

         

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.
A Marlin spike (above) or similar tool will widen the gap and ease passage through the rope.

FIRST TUCK (Ensure six strands either side of tool)

SECOND TUCK (Ensure six strands either side of tool) Count at least 3 pairs of crossing strands before passing the tool through the line

Four tucks are recommended


The splice is finished off by passing the tool with the end of the line attached down the centre of the line

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.