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Nylon Thimbles for Rope by Holt Allen

Nylon Thimbles for Rope by Holt Allen

Holt Allen's Nylon Thimbles for Rope are a great way to reinforce a splice that you've done yourself! They use the latest breakthrough in high pressure molding techniques to keep them light yet strong.

Part # Line A B C D E F H J L
mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm
HA802 2 12 7.3 4.9 8.8 1.9 2.9 2.1 1.1 .4
HA803 3 18 10.9 7.3 15.1 2.8 4.3 3.1 1.7 .6
HA804 4 24 14.5 9.8 17.5 3.8 5.8 4.2 2.3 .8
HA805 5 30 18.1 12.1 21.9 4.7 7.2 5.0 2.8 .9
HA806 6 36 21.8 14.6 26.3 5.6 8.6 6.1 3.4 1.1
HA808 8 48 29.0 19.5 35.0 7.5 11.5 8.0 4.5 1.5
HA810 10 60 36.3 24.4 43.8 9.4 14.4 10.0 5.6 1.9
HA812 12 72 43.5 29.3 52.5 11.3 17.3 11.2 6.8 2.3
HA814 14 84 50.8 34.1 61.3 13.1 20.1 13.4 7.9 2.6
HA818 18 108 65.3 43.9 78.8 16.9 25.9 17.2 10.1 3.4


HA802 3/32 (2mm) Nylon Thimble - 2 pack Price: $1.79 HA803 1/8 (3mm) Nylon Thimble - 2 pack Price: $2.09
HA804 5/32 (4mm) Nylon Thimble - 2 pack Price: $2.24 HA805 3/16 (5mm) Nylon Thimble - 2 pack Price: $2.24
HA806 1/4 (6mm) Nylon Thimble - 2 pack Price: $2.24 HA808 5/16 (8mm) Nylon Thimble - 2 pack Price: $5.15
HA810 3/8 (10mm) Nylon Thmible - 2 pack Price: $4.97 HA812 1/2 (12mm) Nylon Thimble - (2) Price: $3.07
HA814 9/16 (14mm) Nylon Thimble - 1 pack Price: $2.47 HA818 11/16 (18mm) Nylon Thimble - 1 pack Price: $4.88



Panther Portable Rope Cutter

Panther Portable Rope Cutter Panther Portable Rope Cutter

This hot knife is makes clean cuts in all types of synthetic ropes, lines, and strapping. Operates on 120V AC power via convenient 4’ cord. Weighing in at 1.5 lbs and measuring 6”x6”x2” - this portable knife will prove handy.

Replacement Blade Available

MT757060 Panther Rope Cutter w/ Blade Price: $52.49 MT757061 Replacement Blade for Rope Cutter Price: $19.95



Pro Splicing Kit by APS

Pro Splicing Kit by APS APS Pro Splicing Kit

This complete kit comes straight form the workbench of our expert riggers who do it every day. This isn't your Johnny Daysailor kit, these are real tools that you will have forever.

With all of the tools necessary to make 12-strand eyes, high tech eye splices, double braid eye splices and wire to rope splices.

Kits Include:
- Felco Shears
- Needles
- Whipping Twine
- Marlow Tape
- Splicing needle
- Set of Selma Tubular Fids
- Economy Palm - Right Hand
- Wichard Splicing Spike
- Harken Carrying Bag

APSRIGKITPRO APS Pro Splicing Kit Price: $199.95



Samson Instructional Splicing DVDs

Samson Instructional Splicing DVDs You can watch the Samson Master Splicers at work while following along and creating the same splices. Samson's Splicing DVD's focuses on how to create the most popular splices. The videos take you through the step by step process behind splicing while also providing drawn diagrams, visual demonstrations and calculated dimensions. Some Splices covered in the videos include:

  • Three-Strand Splice
  • Six-Strand Splice
  • Eight-Strand Splice
  • Eight x Three-Strand Splice
  • Twelve-Strand Splice
  • Sixteen-Strand Splice
  • Round Plait
  • Eye Splices
  • Class 1 Double Braid
  • Class 2 Double Braid
  • Lock Stitch & Whipping Procedures, Class 1

These videos are available in a two-DVD set.

Product Review:
This product has been reviewed on APS' Blog, The Stern Scoop; take a look for more information.


SM9960090 Samson Splicing DVD Set Price: $39.45



Needles by Bainbridge

Needles by Bainbridge An assortment of five straight and two curved needles for use with a variety of materials.

BBC007 Package of Assorted Needles (7) Price: $3.14



Sailmakers Palms

Sailmakers Palms Indispensible for sewing through sailcloth or thick lines. The professional palm is made of heavier materials. Specify right or left hand.

BBC024 Economy Palm - Right Hand Price: $14.64 BBC025 Economy Palm - Left Hand Price: $14.64
BBC036 Palm - Pro - Right Hand Price: $45.46 BBC037 Palm - Pro - Left Hand Price: $49.82



Splicing Spike

Splicing Spike This Wichard stainless steel spike is easy to grip and makes pulling cores out of line a breeze. Our riggers love this tool.

WC10304 Shackler Spike Tool Price: $28.73



Swedish Fids

Swedish Fids Tubular fids make burying line much easier. Thin stainless walled with an internal line snare. No pusher needed.

SEL002 Selma Fids - Set of 5 Price: $66.30 SEL003 3/16, 4mm Selma Fid Price: $9.38
SEL004 1/4, 5.5mm Selma Fid Price: $10.48 SEL005 5/16, 7.5mm Selma Fid Price: $11.58
SEL006 3/8 - 7/16, 10mm Selma Fid Price: $19.38 SEL007 1/2 - 9/16, 13mm Selma Fid Price: $26.68



Splicing Fids

Splicing Fids Splicing Fids Traditional style. Stainless beak with molded, plastic handle.

BBC540 Small Stainless Fid Price: $7.94 BBC541 Large Stainlesss Fid Price: $10.66



Samson Splicing Manual

Samson Splicing Manual Samson Splicing Manual
158 Pages

This manual includes a complete set of splicing and repair instructions for most of the ropes Samson carries and most 3-strand, 6-strand, 8-strand, 12-strand, 16-strand, Round Plait rope and Double Braid rope.

Descriptive instructions and detailed illustrations provide the end user with clear steps for easily splicing your rope while in the field.

SM996006 Book: Splicing Manual Price: $22.19



Splicing Needles

Splicing Needles Our rigging department use these constantly. The larger needle is 21-1/2" long and for use on lines from 3/8" and above. The smaller needle is 12" long and can be used on lines to 3/8" and is ideal for the final tapering of the cover into the larger lines. Stainless steel construction.

MRFAB000 Splicing Needle - Small Price: $11.93 MRFAB001 Splicing Needle- Large Price: $15.18



Splicing Fids and Pushers

Splicing Fids and Pushers Traditional splicing tools. Match the size of the line that you are splicing with the fid.

SM901080 1/4 Aluminum Fid Price: $6.34 SM901100 5/16 Aluminum Fid Price: $6.53
SM901120 3/8 Aluminum Fid Price: $7.04 SM901140 7/16 Aluminum Fid Price: $8.04
SM901160 1/2 Aluminum Fid Price: $9.06 SM913000 Small Pusher Price: $7.72
SM999007 Splicing Kit Complete Price: $52.66



Shrink Whip

Shrink Whip Line whipping does away with messy vinyl dips, twine and tape whipping. Position on line and heat all around with flame or heat gun. Five colors and three sizes. Sold 12 per package. Please specify your color choice: red, blue, yellow, white or black.

ASCSW1 Shrink Whip 1/4 - 5/16 Price: $4.62 ASCSW2 Shrink Whip 3/8 - 7/16 Price: $5.40
ASCSW3 Shrink Whip 1/2 - 5/8 Price: $6.12



Whipping Twine

Whipping Twine

Waxed polyester twine on spools, perfect for whipping ends and seizing splices. Size 4 twine covers most applications. Use size 2 for smaller line, and size 8 in heavy-duty applications.

Part Number Size Size Color
MRWT2W #2 2-Thin White
MRWT4W #4 4-Standard White
MRWT4R #4 4-Standard Red
MRWT4B #4 4-Standard Blue
MRWT4G #4 4-Standard Green
MRWT8W #8 8-Thick White
MRWT16W #16 16-Very Thick White
APS Video
Check out our video for a more in depth look at one of the many ways whipping twine can be used.
Video Review click here


MRWT16W Whipping Twine #16 White, 40' Price: $6.78 MRWT2W Whipping Twine #2 White, 302' Price: $6.78
MRWT4B Whipping Twine #4 Blue, 134' Price: $7.87 MRWT4BK Whipping Twine #4 Black, 134' Price: $7.87
MRWT4G Whipping Twine #4 Green, 134' Price: $7.87 MRWT4GD Whipping Twine #4 Gold, 134' Price: $7.87
MRWT4R Whipping Twine #4 Red, 134' Price: $7.87 MRWT4W Whipping Twine #4 White, 134' Price: $7.87
MRWT8W Whipping Twine #8 White, 76' Price: $6.78

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