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Invest in a fid if you are splicing


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What is the issue?
Splices make rope work very much simpler. However working ropes through each other can be slow work. This is especially the case when working with large or very tightly wound ropes.

Why address this?
The easier you find it to makes splices the quicker and the more likely you will be to make them.

How to address this?
Invest in, or make, a special splicing tool called a fid, often also known as a Swedish Fid, as presented in figure 1.rnrnA fid is a conical hollow spike that can be fitted around the end of the inserting strand and used to feed it through each loop. rn

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.



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