Originally Posted by jimmyb116
I guess KeelHauling and I aren’t going to agree, and do to the fact this is not for my boat I can’t be bothered getting into it, so do what is best for you bobmcgov best of luck.
No worries, JimmyB -- this thread has actually turned into a fairly broad and disheveled forum on splicing options and methods, which is dandy. My original
question was about eye-splicing 12-strand Amsteel Blue
-- a hollow (coreless), single-braid line. Since the manufacturer endorses a simple splicing technique, I'll take their word on it. Tho it might be fun to pull-test an offcut w/ practice splices, just see (unscientifically) how much it can take. If it can budge the tractor, it'll do for the backstay.