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    Default Splicing a ring mid line

    I'm trying to splice a hollow braided poly line to a float, then rings spliced on every 10ft and a stainless clip on the other end for a SCUBA dive next Wednesday. The Stainless rings are 2" diameter and the carabiner clip has a captive eye. I've never spliced something mid line like that. After an hour of looking like an idiot, splicing hollow braid is about the simplest thing, I figured I would ask for help since google wasn't turning anything up.

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    I don't see how you could do that without re-braiding the whole length? Might be easier to tie the rings on?
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    brummels, not locking brummels.
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    No, use locking brummels. It would be spliced just like an ultra sling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdanger View Post
    No, use locking brummels. It would be spliced just like an ultra sling.
    Different kind of ring, think stainless welded rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthWoodsDiver View Post
    Different kind of ring, think stainless welded rings.
    Are you talking a ring or a thimble? Either way the method is the same. How long are you planning on making whatever it is you're making? It'll require double the rope.
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    I'd cheat and just pull a loop through the hollow braid and put in an appropriate sized clevis.
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    Grendel's idea is the easiest,just girth hitch them on.

    If you want splices you might think about making cringles for each ring, uses up less rope.

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    Why not a three strand rope then you can splice into it like lobster fishermen splice pots into a line.
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    Double fisherman the rings with some hitch cord and then prussic them to the host line. Not ideal, but it would be adjustable.
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