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Yup... and it works pretty well though it really should be called a fisherman's bend...since it is for joining two lines together....
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Knots, I can do -- I remember most of mine from my Boy Scout days, though I don't remember a fisherman's knot (maybe because my troop didn't fish?).

From the diagram, it essentially looks like two overhand knots at 180 deg. from each other and pulled tight. Is that all it is?

[practices a moment with piece of line]

Neat! I'll give that one a go. Thanks!
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If you don't know splicing, learn. Tie the knot for now, then learn how to splice. It's saved me a bunch of cash over the past couple years. And it's cool.
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I bought The Complete Rigger's Apprentice by Brion Toss a couple of weeks ago along with some other books and finally got around to reading it the day after this thread started and it turns out to contain a recommendation for exactly the problem the original poster has. I will quote a short part of it as I believe that is 'fair use'

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Originally Posted by Brion Toss, The Complete Riggers Apprentice, page 116
The Stitch Splice
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Cut about a foot off the end of each line's heart, lay teh cover ends alongside one another, and stitch through-and-through like crazy with stout sail twine. If you cut the hearts on a long angle to taper them, you can maximize this Stitch Splice's strength without making it too bulky (figure 4-18). I wouldn't count on this splice for significant loads, but it can definitely be strong enough to get a sail started up. Just be sure the splice is past the winch before you need to start cranking.
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If you want to know how to splice, go to the experts (not that the info already posted isn't)

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Why not whip two small eyes, the second obviously through the first ?

Ref the suggestions re splicing.....yes it might seem like a black art at first but it really is not all the difficult, there is an enormous sense of accomplishment when you do it the first time and in a case where the strain is not going to be great or constant a failure is no big deal. This could be the time to start.
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