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Eye splice in double braid finally

After much wasted line I believe I can actually do it. It is a lot harder than it looks at least for me.
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Looks good.

For those who want to learn / practice it is easier to do so with nylon rather than Dacron line. Nylon is way easier to "milk". Of course you will want to do the slice in Dacron, it takes much more time and effort.

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Looks good. Keep it up, they definitely get easier with practice. In no time at all you'll only have to glance at the instructions to remember what to do. StaSet-X is a bear to work and old line is really hard too.

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Worth learning.

A few days ago I was testing some pre-spliced docklines for an up-coming article and found one where the core was never tucked back into the main line! only the sheath was holding someone's boat for years! You only know if you did it yourself.

I would love to rat out the manufacturer, but it was used and I am uncertain.

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Nice job David! They look fantastic.

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Nice David.... and as PDQA said... if you've done the splice, you at least know how well it was done...not always the case with pre-spliced lines of unknown history.

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Good job David, now I can ship all my lines to you for eye splice. Thanks a mil.

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Nice job David they look great! what set of instructions did you follow?

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Looks great.

I've had good luck with the "Wand" that Brian Toss sells. Makes things quite a bit easier when pulling the core through. It's especially useful for splicing any high-modulus core stuff.

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I've always made my own mooring and hang off lines. Splicing isn't that hard to learn and after more then five decades of splicing, I've never had one pull out or part on me.

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