Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The soft eye splice

This is when they are done by a pro, two such guys in fact, one sails fishing boats way down south, the other is an ex North Sea diver and also worked on the Thames River Barrage, the largest such construction at the time.

These are done at some speed when compared to myself, its a matter of practice I am sure.

Such rope tricks are nice and neat, in this case the rope tail is then made off to the dock, it can be the other way around also.

Signs that traditional rope work are alive and well on the HBYC marina, try it yourself!