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Re: Notes on Splicing double Braid
When I bought the boat, I purchased a spool of 1/2" double braid and did about 20 splices. By the forth or so it was a breeze.
2 years later out comes Sailing Illustrated and things went OK for that splice. 2 years later another one. I almost wish I could do 2 or 3 a month to keep the skill, but if I had to do that I guess my splices weren't very good.
The absolute worst was splicing eyes in our well used jib sheets. Taught me to do the splices in new line and not wait.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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