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Old 05-05-2017, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Sailors and Knot guys....?

I have to hang this swing....




With this rope...



There will be two knots at each end of the swing.

What would be the best looking knot for this bulky rope? I had intended to wire the loose end back to the main line for insurance, but an overhand knot doesn't seem like it would look all that great. Any knowledge on this? Or just wing it?


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Old 05-05-2017, 09:54 PM   #2
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3 looped fisherman's knot maybe...i wasn't a boatswains mate. Lol
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:00 PM   #3
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:51 PM   #4
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https://youtu.be/xrlIAUW3b5I
I do this with a piece of heavy heatshrink tubing over the splice.
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:38 AM   #5
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Lol, I'd tie a couple of nooses and hang it
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:47 AM   #6
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Look up oysterman's knot. Rope may be a bit too bulky; however give it a spin. You may be limited to an overhand or double overhand.

When in doubt, go with the monkey's fist. 👍 However, with that rope it would be the size of a cantaloupe.
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:53 AM   #7
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I'm a fan of the good ol granny knot.


Heck I don't know, but it's gonna look sweet brutha!
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:09 AM   #8
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Hatchet knot


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Old 05-06-2017, 09:15 AM   #9
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An eye splice would look really good.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:56 AM   #10
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Hogslayer hit it just right. I don't use the heatshrink tho, I think it looks fine.
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:20 AM   #11
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Another vote for the splice here.


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Old 05-06-2017, 11:29 AM   #12
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Go to animatedknots.com. I'm sure you can find something you like there. I agree that the splice looks good if it will work for how you need to hang it.
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:44 AM   #13
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I do this with a piece of heavy heatshrink tubing over the splice.


I think I can do that! Maybe wife the ends at the top there to keep it all tight... thanks, men.


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Old 05-06-2017, 02:09 PM   #14
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Splice it, only way it will look clean with something that bulky, its not as hard as it looks.
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Old 05-06-2017, 02:34 PM   #15
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Splice it, only way it will look clean with something that bulky, its not as hard as it looks.
This! Or a double overhand sheepherders knot
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Old 05-06-2017, 04:56 PM   #16
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I vote for ditching the rope and going to the hardware store after some chain and quick links.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:03 AM   #17
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An eye splice would look really good.
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It will look sleek and professional with an eye splice and the more weight you put on it the stronger it is
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:52 PM   #18
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Hogslayer hit it just right. I don't use the heatshrink tho, I think it looks fine.


Ditto
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:23 PM   #19
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:20 PM   #20
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I think I can do that! Maybe wife the ends at the top there to keep it all tight... thanks, men.


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We use electrical tape and tape the ends from tip to top...maybe and 1.5" on rope like that. It helps when slicing through the strands. As you make a few splices, pull tight and tap it with a pipe/hammer. You can use a screw driver to help loosed the strands or i you have lathe, you can make what we use. Shop term is bats and I honestly have no clue the real name. Tapping the splices every so often will help make them lay flat and more uniform. Pull tight when doing that. If you have a wire rope and sling shop near by, very likely they can do what you want and look good. Good luck on it. Oh when done, some times we leave the E tape on it and sometimes we heat seal...depends on what customer wants. The heat seal is a good idea, cut to the length that looks good to you and go for it. Good luck

Added in edit, this is if splicing an eye on the end, There are other options, I just knoww hat you want. How are you attached to swing? Eye bolts?
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:37 AM   #21
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We use electrical tape and tape the ends from tip to top...maybe and 1.5" on rope like that. It helps when slicing through the strands. As you make a few splices, pull tight and tap it with a pipe/hammer. You can use a screw driver to help loosed the strands or i you have lathe, you can make what we use. Shop term is bats and I honestly have no clue the real name. Tapping the splices every so often will help make them lay flat and more uniform. Pull tight when doing that. If you have a wire rope and sling shop near by, very likely they can do what you want and look good. Good luck on it. Oh when done, some times we leave the E tape on it and sometimes we heat seal...depends on what customer wants. The heat seal is a good idea, cut to the length that looks good to you and go for it. Good luck

Added in edit, this is if splicing an eye on the end, There are other options, I just knoww hat you want. How are you attached to swing? Eye bolts?
Nice marlin spike!!! Splice is the only way to go.

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Old 05-09-2017, 11:48 PM   #22
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Well, that's somethin! Feels strong!



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Old 05-10-2017, 01:26 AM   #23
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A fid is used when splicing rope. Marlin spike is for splicing cable.
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Old 05-10-2017, 10:40 AM   #24
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Looks good. It will smooth out the longer it hangs with weight on it.

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Old 05-10-2017, 10:46 AM   #25
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If you had old 2 Grass Bull Ropes it would look good. Good job on the splice.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:15 PM   #26
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It looks like you may have jumped a few strands in your splice I am sure it is plenty strong though.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:51 PM   #27
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Yes, the second time through some of the strands didn't make sense. I'm going to clean it up a little bit tonight.


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Old 05-10-2017, 08:56 PM   #28
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Getting close!
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:43 PM   #29
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Redid the last set of wraps.


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