I'm still trying to splice a small eye in Marlow Braid and finding it quite difficult. My last attempt has caused me to develop two questions.
Q1: In the Marlow instructions shown here
, they show fishing the core through the cover for a distance of 35cm (that's 14") PLUS the length of the eye. In my attempt, that proved impossible. I'm wondering if that distance should be different based on the diameter of line
I'm splicing. In other instructions, I've seen measurements based on fid lengths or diameters.
Q2: I stumbled across these
instructions which appear to make it considerably easier and get the core from the eye inside the core of the standing part of the line
. Also, since the core from the eye is going inside the core of the standing part, it seems like it might actually be stronger. This assumes of course that the strength of the line
is all in the core and doesn't rely on the cover and I don't know if that's the case with Marlow Braid or not.
Any thoughts, opinions or advice are greatly appreciated. I'm close to just having someone do the splice for me, but I don't quit so easily.