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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

Originally Posted by jsaronson View Post
I used eye splices with thimbles and lashing lines on one end and eye splices with shackles on the other. I spliced in CS Johnson pelican hooks for gates. You need to make the lines about 6 or 8 inches short, as the line has some give as the strands bury. I followed the NE instructions to do the splices and stitch them.
How do you figure out if it is 6 or 8 inches?
I'm assuming you just have to guess.
Do you just make it plenty short enough and make it up in the lashing end?
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