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Old 04-19-2013
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Re: Eye splice in double braid

Just do it. Seriously, it's MUCH EASIER than it looks. Try it, you have absolutely nothing to lose except a couple dollars of line. Buy 15' of Sta-Set and practice a few times. For now, stay away from Sta-Set-X or anything with a parallel core - they're challenging to work.

I taught myself to splice 3 strand at 14 yrs and double braid a couple years later. The ability to do an eye on a moment's notice is a great liberator. I save splicing for "quiet - time" when I want to relax in the cockpit at the end of the day.

Ironically, I have 119' of 11mm VPC into which I need to put an eye. NE Ropes suggests a core-to-core eye which is new to me. I'm hesitant but will give it a go.... my manhood is at stake...I'll post a picture if it comes out ok....
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