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Eye Splice on Double braid Polyester

These splicing demonstrations are courtesy of Selma, the Norwegian manufacture of the Selma Fids Splicing Needles.

Mark the rope a needle length from the end (A).

Mark again at (B) according to the loop size. Tie a knot
about 60 in. from (B).

Extract the core at (B) using a small needle.

Take out the slack from the cover by sliding your hand
from the knot towards (B).

Withdraw another needle - length of core from (B) and mark this point (C).

Withdraw another 2/3 of a needle and mark it (D) on the core.

To make the splicing easy, extract some more core and make a lock on using a small needle near (B).

Find the right needle for splicing and feed the cover-end into the needle (C) and take it out at (D).

Remove the needle and pull cover back into core until the end is hidden.

Attach the core-end into the needle and insert a needle near (C) and out of cover in one past (B).

Pull the core through the cover until the slack is taken up.

Get the splice (C-D) into the cover by sliding the cover back
over until it reaches point (A).

Point (A) and (B) should now meet.

Cut off the exposed core and stretch the eye until the core goes under the cover.

You have now made a perfect eye-splice.

If you want to insert a thimble, the eye-size is to be calculated less than the circumference of the thimble.

If desired a thimble can be inserted. Press cover towards thimble, and secure by whipping with twine.