3-Strand Rope to Chain Splice
Class 1 3-strand ropes are made from any or all of the following fibers: Olefin, Polyester, Nylon
Although the 3-strand splice is the most common splice, and simple to perform, technique is important to preserve splice strength. Take care that the tucks lie neatly; rope strength can be lost if the strands are twisted incorrectly.
Tools Required: Fid; tape or whipping twine; marking pen, scissors or a sharp knife; hot knife or heat source; ruler.
12" from the bitter end of the rope, wrap with whipping twine. Unlay the strands from the bitter end up to the whipped section. Tape esach individual strand at the bitter end to prevent unraveling. Label each strand I, II and III.
Line up the rope to the last link of the chain so that the "II" strand is in the middle and the "I" and "III" are on either end. Take the "II" strand and pass it through one side of the chain link. Strands "I" and "III" are to pass through the chain link from the opposite side, staying on the outside of strand "II".
Begin tucking the strands in an over one, under one pattern, as shown.
Perform 2 tucks with all three strands. After the 2nd tuck, thin the three strands by 1/3 the number of yarns. Trim excess yarns off strands, using a rope cutter, and leave a 3/4" tail.
Tuck all the strands 2 more times and thin by 1/3 again, using the same procedure.
Perform 2 final tucks with all three strands. Trim excess off strands leaving approximately 3/4".
NOTE: This method of joining rope and chain is designed to minimize chafe between rope and chain, but as a matter of prudent seamanship, it should be checked regularly and remade if there is any evidence of wear.
We hope you found these rope splicing instructions helpful. If you require any further assistance, feel free to call Jay @ 763-263-9835.