England Ireland Find Havens
England Ireland Find Routes


Invest in a fid if you are splicing

Be the first to comment

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.

Print this tip

Add your review or comment:

Please log in to leave a review of this tip.

eOceanic makes no guarantee of the validity of this information, you must read our legal page. However, we ask you to help us increase accuracy. If you spot an inaccuracy or an omission on this page please contact us and we will be delighted to rectify it. Don't forget to help us by sharing your own experience.