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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 […]

Single & Double Braid Sailboat Lines Explained | Expert Advice

– Shop Line – Understanding the basic differences in line materials and construction will allow you to choose the best line for your application.  We will cover the differences between single and double braid line as well as their specific materials: Single Braid Line / Hollow Braid Single Braid Core / High Tech Double Braid / Polyester Double Braid / High Tech Single Braids Single braid lines are made up of eight or twelve strands braided into a circular pattern […]

How to Tie a Cleat Hitch, Three Ways

Tying a line to a cleat should be easy and secure, but walk down any dock and you will be amazed at the creative ways lines are ‘secured’ to cleats.  We will show you the correct and the incorrect ways to secure a line to a horn cleat using a cleat hitch.  You might be surprised what you learn, even if you’re ‘salty.’ Half Wrap Cleat Hitch This is most commonly seen as the standard cleat hitch in North America, […]