Jimmy Green Marine have been selling rope since 1981, and we have been splicing since that time as well.
Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was very little choice in the local chandlery for yachtsmen who wanted to finish their rigging in style.
Specialist ropes for different rigging applications were not readily available and the concept of colour coding was in it's infancy.
By the same token, tying a knot was more prevalent than splcing.
In those days, most sailors could turn their hand to a 3 strand splice or a whipping but new braided rope constructions meant a whole raft of new technical skills were required.
Mike and Alistair Green founded Jimmy Green Marine in 1981 with the intention of developing the rope and splicing options available to sailboat owners:
- Specific ropes for each different sailboat application.
- Multiple colour coding options for ease of identification at the mast and in the cockpit.
- Guides, Charts and background information to help the selection process.
- A Splicing and Rigging Service to finish the rope work to a professional standard
Mike Green headed up the first Jimmy Green Rigging Team, collaborating with Marlow and LIROS to perfect the techniques necessary for splicing the new ropes brought to market in the 1980s and 1990s.
Mike instigated the introduction of methodology into the process, making a written record of how each splice should be achieved and finished. His insistence that every splice was carried out to the same high standard has endured to this day.
In the 1990s the Head Rigger mantle was passed on to Peter, Alistair’s brother in law. Peter continued to oversee all things splicing until 2007 when Mike retired and the overall responsibility was reassigned to James Green, Alistair’s son and a director of the company.
Experience and continuity are important factors in maintaining standards and Peter is still a valuable member of the splicing and rigging team.
Rope manufacturer innovation has been prolific over the last decade. LIROS and Marlow now produce running rigging ropes that were initially considered only for extreme performance applications but are now affordable for performance cruising.
James maintains personal contact with all the head technicians at LIROS and Marlow, visiting each factory on a regular basis to check on the latest design developments.
Team Jimmy Green are then fully trained in all the latest splicing and finishing techniques to complement these new high-technology ropes.
The Jimmy Green Marine Splicing and Rigging Service is available to order online, wherever it applies to our 'Custom Build' Products.
'Custom Build' denotes the capability to put the finished article together in a logical format, online, on your own.
Once you have entered the length and colour of e.g. the rope you are researching, the Jimmy Green website will calculate a price - you can then add a wide range of splicing service options (splice, whipping, heat shrink, heat sealing) from the drop down boxes to create your professionally finished rope - and get an updated price at each stage.
You can order individual splices and whippings to add to e.g. a rope reel end in the splicing products listed below.