Too all you noobie splicers, I want to share an experience I had several days ago. I was experimenting with the truckers hitch suspension, and wanted to make a short line to larks head to each end of the hammock, with a loop in the ends. I had some 3/16 Spectra line kicking around and decided to use that.
The project involved an eye-splice in each end of both pieces of line. I had been splicing 7/64 line earlier in the day, and had the 6” bury length in my head for the smaller line. After both were completed I was looking them over, proud of my handy work, when I realized That the buries were way too short!! Not only that, I had forgot to brummel one of them @#$%! In my wisdom I decided to try them anyway. I got everything rigged up and was squirming around in the hammock and THUD! I suddenly found myself on the floor. Luckily I was in the house above a thick carpet and nothing was wounded but my pride. The un-brummeled splice pulled out. Lucky I wasn't outside over rocks or worse. Stupid part is I know better. I was a commercial fisherman for 30 years and have done lots of splicing, and working with many kinds of line. Feel free to criticize, I deserve it.
NEVER MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
BIGGER THE LINE THE LONGER THE BURY (look them up)
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS BRUMMEL, AND LOCK STITCH!