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Halyards, sheets: do the right calculation!

Halyards, sheets: do the right calculation!

Halyards, sheets: do the right calculation! It is often said that good accounts make good friends: here, they make good ropes! Choosing a halyard or a sheet is not always easy, so Ino-Rope helps you in your choices thanks to our offer of ready-to-use ropes. For each...
The messenger line termination | Roperwork tutorial

The messenger line termination | Roperwork tutorial

The messenger line termination | Roperwork tutorial Mastering ropework enables you to make full use of the rope during navigation, but also ashore during wintering operations. The messenger line termination was specifically conceived for this purpose or to simplify...
[BOOK] A comprehensive guidebook on modern ropework

[BOOK] A comprehensive guidebook on modern ropework

[BOOK] A comprehensive guidebook on modern ropework ! Many of you follow our ropework tutorials on our blog. Many of you also ask us technical questions about materials, rope structures, textile connectors, etc. Good news! All the answers to your questions can be...
How to winterise your ropes properly

How to winterise your ropes properly

How to winterise your ropes properly Along with chafing, salt and UVs are ropes’ worst enemies. So, if you wish to extend the lifespan of your sailboat’s running rigging significantly, we strongly advise you take time to winterise it. It will also avoid...
Rope twisting

Rope twisting

Rope twisting Humans are not the only ones that get into a twist! Ropes are particularly good at this. Surprisingly, this type of behaviour is not common across the Channel. British ropes, on the other hand, tend to twist which makes sailors sing a lot. In other word,...
Flax for the road! Interview with Roland Jourdain

Flax for the road! Interview with Roland Jourdain

ROUTE DU RHUM RACE Bilou’s Chinese portrait! The Route du Rhum had not even started when the excitement was already palpable on the pontoons of Concarneau, home port of We Explore, Roland Jourdain’s catamaran. It is the only Outremer 5X to contain 50% flax...
The stitched whipping | Ropework tutorial

The stitched whipping | Ropework tutorial

The stitched whipping | Ropework tutorial   Sewed by inserting the needle several times through the rope with whipping twine,the stitched whipping is a very reliable method to fasten the cover and the core of a rope. For example, it is essential to sew the sheath...
Rope work: learning how to make a loop

Rope work: learning how to make a loop

Splicing a textile connector: learning how to make a loop To begin, the loop is a multi-purpose textile connector that you absolutely have to know about! Indeed, reliable and multi-functional, the loop is often fitted with a cow hitch knot around a chainplate, it can...
How to make a short and robust strop?

How to make a short and robust strop?

How to make a short and robust strop ? When you want to make a short Dyneema® braided strop, to fix a mainsail block and tackle, for example, you could be inclined to shorten the spliced length. A very bad idea because splices could slip! Nevertheless, there is a...
How do you make a textile shackle?

How do you make a textile shackle?

So, how do you make a textile shackle? The textile shackle is the star of modern splicing. Effectively ,as it is very light and robust, it has overtaken its stainless steel cousin for fixing blocks, sheets, halyards, etc.  However, numerous versions are available...
Rope work : the double-braid Polyester splice

Rope work : the double-braid Polyester splice

Double-braid Polyester splice The double braided splice on a polyester rope is a classic in modern splicing. So, here is something to improve your general knowledge in terms of ropes: A tutorial that shows all the stages for splicing a core inside a cover and the...
Splice: The messenger trick

Splice: The messenger trick

To sum up, in this tutorial, Julien Barnet reveals a foolproof technique to splice a messenger line onto a rope that is hard to work on. When the hollow fid and even the long eye splicing needle cannot be fed through (very fine braid, tight cover), he uses a finer...
Rope work tutorial : The locked splice

Rope work tutorial : The locked splice

Locked splice, that you may know as “New Zealand” splice is a very common technique. Splicers of all sorts of fibres appreciate its ease and fast realisation. But be careful: For to be solid, the locked splice must not be rushed. Cross overs, spliced...
Rope work : Don’t lose the thread!

Rope work : Don’t lose the thread!

Never running out of ideas, our expert Julien Barnet, reveals a couple of his best tricks with humour. This splicing tutorial shows you a technique so that the whipping twine will no longer escape from the needle eye when sewing. As a bonus, a tip that shows you a...
Splicing without a needle: tutorial

Splicing without a needle: tutorial

Splicing without a needle To begin, as per the title, this video tutorial shows an ultra-practical and simple technique to splice a hollow braid without a needle. Adhesive tape is all you need to save the day, if you have forgotten your splicing kit. With her deep,...
Stitching on a splice: tutorial

Stitching on a splice: tutorial

“Why complicate things when they can be made simple?”this could sum up this video tutorial that shows how to make a stitch step by step. Quick and easy to do, the sewing stitch replaces whipping to lock a splice that is not submitted to load. »...
Lashing : tutorial

Lashing : tutorial

With a lashing, you can do anything: replace block shackles, Jackline turnbuckles or even standing rigging ones. This practical tutorial with videos, teaches you the basics of lashing and provides several methods to accomplish them, with plenty of tips to help you !...
Bowline knot

Bowline knot

Learn all the essential bowline knot secrets with Jean Le Cam, David Raison, Nikki Curven, Jonas Gerckens, Marie Riou. And as a bonus, the new “Sylvain” knot, an excellent alternative to the bowline knot, presented by Julien Barnet. Did you know that there...
The coating process

The coating process

The coating process  This short video tutorial explains what coating is and which method is best to coat your ropes yourself. A really simple and fun technique to colour your Dyneema® ropes, while protecting them from UVs, chafing, and salt. Click here to...
Making a constrictor termination

Making a constrictor termination

How can you make a constrictor termination? Whipping is not the only solution for ending a rope. Simple and faster to accomplish, the “constrictor termination” is also very solid. Its other advantage is that it does not get stuck in clutches, cleats or...
How does splicing work?

How does splicing work?

Modern splicing What is a modern splice?A rope that holds without tying a knot? How is that possible? Ino-Rope explains the principle of constriction of modern splices, on hollow braided rope like Dyneema®. Click on this link to find our products:...