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You should know that the video is of and by our very own Knothead...

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Splicing double braid nylon is not much more difficult that splicing 3 strand. Go get the appropriate fid from the local guy and give it a whirl. You find it easier than you thought.

Watch this video to see exactly how fast it can be done. I am sure he slowed down to allow for his commentary and explanations. Although he is doing a becket spllce, just make the eye larger for a mooring line.

YouTube DoubleBraid Becket Splice


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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
You should know that the video is of and by our very own Knothead...
Ahhh.... I find his clips to be perfect explanations. I have always found it easier to see someone do a process and then copy it versus reading. The first time I read the explanations that came with my fids I just didn't get it. Seeing the video brought it all together.

Whenever I have to pay someone to do a job, I always make sure to watch the process and get them to explain what and why they are doing it. That way I get a 'free' lesson out of the deal. Especially when it's a pricey job in the restaurant such as refrigeration or the boiler system at home or the seized fittings on the exhaust system on the boat. Nowadays I rarely have to hire someone.

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