You're trying to put an eye-splice in 6mm double-braid??
I was told by my rope suppliers that the minimum size they'd do one was in 1/2" for all the reasons you're having problems!
All the "eye-splices" on my boat (mostly 6mm line) are made by simply bending the end around a thimble back onto itself and stitch whipping it for at least a half inch.. I sounds dodgy, but it takes 5 minutes to do and I have never had one fail.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 03-18-2008 at 09:04 PM.