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Types of Eye Splices for Braided Line

What is an eye splice and when do I use it? An eye splice is a method of creating a permanent loop, or ‘eye’, at the end of a line by means of splicing.  On sailboats, this eye is used to attach a piece of hardware, such as a shackle to the line; or to terminate a line to a fixed point, such as a pad eye.  It may also be used to create a constricting loop at the end of […]