Wednesday 5 December 2012

Polyprop rope soft eye splices

The fishing boat crews do splices as part of their job as a daily task, its the way to join ropes and secure lines.

Seen here as a fishing line and one that needs to float, the line runs to a bouy with a short pick up float.

Seen often on the Hout Bay Harbour quay, the working part of the harbour is what makes Hout Bay special.
Note, it is not advised to use a polyprop rope as a mooring line, it chafes quite fast, it will also degrade from the effects of UV.