Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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I just experienced the same problem. Yesterday I did my first splice.
All I did to get past this issue was to go down one fid size (smaller).
I had to taper cut the core's tip to get it into the fid, but once I did that it was very easy.
I had tried a smaller fid size, but that didn't seem to work for me. My bent coat hanger worked amazing well however. I'll keep one in my bag one the boat.
M/V Kinship, North Pacific 43
S/V Legacy, Catalina 400 MkII, Hull #328