February 24, 2021 2 min read

Rope Splicing Videos and Tools

Did you hear? The knot is dead! Optimise your boat this year so it works seamlessly and take advantage of your ropes full strength.

Splicing an eye in your rope helps retrain the full strength of the rope while tying a knot will twist the rope in an unnatural way meaning you don't get the same strength it is designed for.

Here are two videos which show you how to put an eye splice into 12 strand dyneema, and how to taper down a rope that has a cover and core.

Tapers are useful where you want less weight in the rope, or where you want it to run through a system with less friction. Think spinnaker sheets hanging outside the boat in light winds, or a halyard that has to go a long way up the mast.

Rope Splicing Videos

How to Splice a Loop in 12 Strand Dyneema

How to Taper a Rope with a Dyneema Core

Our Rope Splicing Tool Recommendations

Buy Your Rope Splicing Tools

The following rope splicing tools are the ones we recommend for splicing ropes on your dinghy, skiff or catamaran. You can buy them individually or take advantage of a package such as the Kingfisher Dinghy Splicing Kit.

4mm Selma Splicing Fid

4mm Selma Rope Splicing Fid

Dig out cores and seamlessly feed ropes through each other. Suitable for 4mm ropes and below.

4mm Selma Splicing Fid

5.5mm Selma Splicing Fid

Selma 5.5mm Rope Splicing Fid

Dig out cores and seamlessly feed ropes through each other. Suitable for 5mm ropes and below.

5.5mm Selma Splicing Fid

D Splicer Needle Set

D Splicer Rope Splicing Needle Set

All four sizes of D Splicer needle in one handy pack. Simply unscrew the handle and insert a different size needle for the rope you are working with.

D Splicer Kit

D Splicer Scissors

D Splicer Scissors for Dyneema and Vectran

Laser cut serrated blades will cut through your ropes with ease. Don't rely on the kitchen scissors, these scissors won't let you down and will leave a clean cut in the toughest ropes.

D Splicer Scissors

D Splicer F15 Needle

F15 D Splicer Splicing Needle

Splicing needle to grip ropes and pull them back through the ropes core/cover. Suitable for ropes that are 2mm-4mm thick.

D Splicer F15 Needle

D Splicer F10 Needle

D Splicer Rope Splicing Needle F10

Splicing needle to grip ropes and pull them back through the ropes core/cover. Suitable for ropes that are 0mm-2mm thick.

D Splicer F10 Needle

Selma Fid Package

Selma Splicing Fid Pack with 4mm and 5.5mm Fid

Contains the 4mm and 5.5mm splicing fids as a package. Dig out cores and seamlessly feed ropes through each other.

Selma Fid Package

Kingfisher Evolution Dinghy Splicing Kit

Kingfisher Dinghy Splicing Kit

The ultimate rope splicing kit for dinghy sailors. This kit contains everything you'll need including the tools shown in the videos above. Comes with a handy storage bag so you can keep all of your rope splicing tools in one place.

Kingfisher Rope Splicing Kit

Got Questions?

Our friendly team are on hand to help you with any questions. We provide impartial advice to make sure you get the best kit for the job at hand. Get in touch today.

Rope Splicing Service

If you don't have the time or confidence to splice your own ropes then don't forget we offer a rope splicing service at Sailing Chandlery. Get in touch for a quote.


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