Originally Posted by UncleMJM
Is the taper considered part of the bury or in addition to?
In addition to, but I don't really pay much attention to the exact length of the tapered area.
I just make the taper, then measure & mark the bury afterward.
From the Samson eye splice instructions.
"By following the procedure below, the splice can retain from 90% to 100% of average new rope strength..."
I wonder. Are we really aiming for 90-100%? Seems overkill?