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Old 03-04-2008
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Dyneema eye splice

The Samson website makes it look suspiciously easy -- taper the bitter end, shove it up the middle of the standing line, and exit to one side. Cross stitch, you're at 90-100% of rated strength.

Am I missing something, or is it that simple to eye-splice a Class2 12-strand line? I need a bridle to serve as split backstay. Should I add thimbles to the eyes? One will be shackled to a chainplate, the other to a boomvang. Dyneema (3/8" Amsteel Blue) is okay to run over a 3"d block, yes/no?

If splicing it is really this simple, I can save $40 and do it myself. If not, the pros can do it.
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