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Old 03-18-2008
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Originally Posted by sailingfool View Post
My advice - attach the topping lift to the boom with a bowline, whip the tail end to the standing part for neatness, and nobody will ever recognize that you saved yourself a lot of time and aggravation (except you...).
I agree. I gave up double braided splicing. Even the pros can mess it up. I had to cut one off because the main wouldn't go all the way up, the splice got stuck in the sheave. Anyhow, I feel the same way about golf, like my Uncle once said, "If I want to ruin a good day by getting frustrated, I'll stay home with the kids."
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