SPLICING SUG­GES­TION

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I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated the Fe­bru­ary is­sue Boat­works Sketch­book fo­cus on “Snag­ging Sheets” as this seems to be a per­pet­ual prob­lem when com­ing about on my Catalina 25. As I have sep­a­rate port and star­board sheets, I will try one of the so­lu­tions sug­gested. How­ever, if a sin­gle con­tin­u­ous line were used for both sheets, a Brum­mel splice in the cen­ter of the line might be an­other con­sid­er­a­tion. The splice is com­pact with no pro­trud­ing knots and ei­ther a soft or hard shackle could be used for at­tach­ment to the sail. I’ve never tried to make such a splice but it seems sim­ple and straight­for­ward.

Thank you for your great sug­ges­tions on boat rig­ging and per­for­mance.

— Michael Roet­ter, Sr., Mar­ble­head , OH

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