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Re: Seamans Handybook (was Well-known book on Naval Warfare)

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Posted by Jon on June 09, 2023 at 07:07:24 user Jon.

In Reply to: Re: Seamans Handybook (was Well-known book on Naval Warfare) posted by John Nichols on June 03, 2023 at 09:24:48:

Done both a fair amount. One possible advantage to backsplices on reef points would be that the splices would make accidentally pulling the pendants through the eyelet. OTOH, what John was actually doing appears to have been "whipping" the ends:

He settled down with some fine stuff, thin string, to finish off the ragged reef points with neat splices, cutting the frayed ends away with his knife.
You'd probably find information on both splicing and whipping lines in any book that hasd one or the other.

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