• Captain Steve

A big day!

Over the years I've learned many things about sailing. One thing I've never mastered is the double braided eye splice. A bowline has always been enough for me. Well, perhaps because I tried and failed so often. Well today, thanks to Youtube which didn't exist the first few times I tried I finally did it. Yes, it took three tries and an hour and a half, but I think it looks quite nice. It is a very steep learning curve. Getting the fid through the core was hard until I found ways to make it easier. The hardest part for me was getting the pusher to push the fid AND the line through the core or line. I bet I can do it in thirty minutes next time!


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