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Re: Mind Your Hi-Tech Splices!!!

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
So.. the eye chafed through? or the splice pulled out?

Yet another case for tying on rope halyards....
Not having recovered the Halyard yet, I do not know the exact failure mode. However, considering there are several thousand miles on the halyard in some pretty rough conditions at times, and that I use overlong splice lengths, and that I sew up and parcel the throats of my eye splices, I doubt that the splice pulled out. I suspect that the line parted in the eye but, in any case, I shall report on my findings. FWIW, a knot in T-900 doesn't approach the strength of a splice (at least according to NERopes).

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