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    At Mystic Seaport, when a vessel is in good trim, things are where they belong, and the ropework is all as it should be, they call it "yar".

    In Edgartown, when a yacht is bright, the fiberglass is clean and the lines are all coiled down where they belong, they call it "Bristol fashion."

    In Newfoundland, when a window in the pilothouse breaks, they stuff a rag in it... that's not yar.

    A traditional doubled-thread whipping with barrel stitches to seize a splice is yar. An electrician's tie wrap is not.

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    Got it.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    ...not very yar.
    Couldn't agree more. There's just something right about doing ropework right. A needle and thread or floss is all it takes stitch a bury. It's a time proven technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailH4x View Post
    Hey Opie, found a good one for you (and any others who like a good challenge). Try your hand at a locked brummel when you only have access to one end of the rope.
    Not as easy as having both ends free, but doable. Unrolling the pull throughs is the challenging part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMan View Post
    Not as easy as having both ends free, but doable. Unrolling the pull throughs is the challenging part.
    Yep. Especially with the smaller lines like 1.75.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Yep. Especially with the smaller lines like 1.75.
    That would take a lot more dexterity and eyesight that I have available to me. The 1/8 inch amsteel is pushing my limits.

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    Yep... I pondered it for about half an hour before figuring it out.

    Pushing one of my wires out of the line, then putting it through the eye then back through the original hole in the line to pull the eye through.

    Then unrolling to get it straight and continue the last step.

    Once accomplished it felt pretty good

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    that might have something to do with the old pirate saying. "Yar Maty!!!"
    well shiver me timbers
    Because you fall through the clouds if you try to lay on them, so the next best thing is a hammock.

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    Thanks Opie! I finally gave this a shot. The first took me awhile and was not easy. Finally, I have it down pat and replaced the rope on my eno with one of these. Being a bigger person, I was really nervous to test this. I did so as my wife videotaped because she didn't want to miss a chance at a 10,000 $ video!!

    It worked perfectly. I aprreciate you taking the time to type it all up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhancock View Post
    Thanks Opie! I finally gave this a shot. The first took me awhile and was not easy. Finally, I have it down pat and replaced the rope on my eno with one of these. Being a bigger person, I was really nervous to test this. I did so as my wife videotaped because she didn't want to miss a chance at a 10,000 $ video!!

    It worked perfectly. I aprreciate you taking the time to type it all up.
    Certainly... I enjoy sharing ideas when I can get my mind wrapped around it. Its not always easy.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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