I now have all the shrouds and the forestay done. One of the little details about working with the synthetic line is allowing for the shortening that occurs when you bury the tail of the splice: the amount varies with the diameter of the line. Another is discovering the yellow thread that runs down the middle of the 12-strand: if you don't remove it prior to burying the tail, you will turn the air blue with your curses!! :evil: I'm using 1/4" for the shrouds, and 5/16" for the bridle arms/forestay. I had to order these Wichard snapshackles [img]http://www.defender.com/images/614078.jpg[/img] so I must wait for them before finishing the bridles. Here is the forestay: [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2448/3749036739_e2268ffc0c.jpg[/img] [img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/3749036603_c097b48316.jpg[/img] The bury goes from the thimble to the filter case on the table, 25": [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2662/3749036521_143b2f9dff.jpg[/img]
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