Learn from our expert Tom Cunliffe, who makes it look easy

Splicing the ship’s working ropes was once a given skill of

any sailor and whilst many modern-day yachtsmen are familiar with braidline,

few of us can splice it. In this downloadable guide Tom Cunliffe runs us

through braidline eye splicing, making it look easy.

The splice we show isn’t the most sophisticated, but it’s

one that we know you’ll be able to do without any special kit except for a set of splicing fids. With a little practice, this technique can be a piece of cake.

Click here to download ‘Know How: Braidline eye splicing’

from our May 2010 issue.