Tuesday, January 27, 2015

a simple splice

 Eighteen feet of 1/4" Samson Amsteel Blue (though it is really grey) arrived this afternoon.  The shackle which held the line in place as the centerboard pendant will be replaced with a larger and stronger one, the thimble will be reused.

I spent some time trying to recall both the name and the technique for the very simple splice I had used to put the thimble in the line.  As with all things these days, the answer was found with a google search.  The name remains elusive, but the splice can be seen here (though I did it with a screw driver and a straw).  Very simple, and in fact the only splice that I can successfully make.