Nowadays, with high-tech lines, there is no real need for wire-to-rope spliced halyards. The dyneema or spectra cored lines are about the same stretch as the wire...and the halyard overall is going to stretch less than a spliced one.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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