Duct Tape Whipping
The emerging art of whipping rope ends with duct tape or other temporary means put to permanent use.
When visitting or joining vessels I often see loose rope ends falling appart
Until recently it bothered me quite a bit, until it struck me:
The senior officers do not know how to do a proper whipping, which making them afraid to ask the crew to do it.
We get what we ask for
It is a really good job for the OS and other OOW during anchor- or gangway watches, to do whippings, and it will improve the appearence on deck tremendously.
Step by step guide for quick whippings:
If you can pull the whipping off by hand, it is not tight enough.
To do a good whipping you will need:
Some vessels lack the basic equipment to do whippings.
I usually embark with the below.
It is not that expensive.
• Manila 2,5 kg
• Polypropylene 2,5 kg
• Wax Bee 500 gram
• Needle Sailmakers #12
• Palm Sailmakers Leather Right