This is a compilation of our life around our Coronado 25 foot sailboat. Sometimes factual, sometimes humourous, always about sailing or the sailboat, or marinas and yacht clubs. There will be a nautical theme for sure.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Our new skill: Splicing
The wife and I took a two hour seminar/lesson on splicing doulble braided line. It was most informative. The first photo are my three attempts when we got home, the first two were failures but the third was spot on perfect.
The second photo shows my wifes three tries, one wrong and two perfect. The marks you see are reference points for us rookies.
She is the better rigger.....
I learned you cannot splice used rope. Rope that has been wet, nor rope that has been stretched.
Being able to splice loops in lines will save a bundle of $$$ as buying unsliced lines is cheap, cheap, cheap.