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166 [follows 164]
The knot is now practically finished & all
that remains is to tighten carefully by pulling
each part from left to right all round the
knot, a little at a time ^ Before tightening a little pad may be put in the centre to improve its shape.
and to Whip the
ends (which may be frayed out) to the standing
parts of the ropes, ^3 to each, or push them in between
the strands of the ropes, or cast them off
short under the knot.
If instead of putting the ends down
to the right of their own parts they
are taken on through another bight along
the parts they are following, the parts may
be tripled by continuing round again as
before, & there is no limit either to the
number of strands that may be used, or
the multiplication of the parts.
The knot described above is ^not the ordinary
Sprit Sail Sheet Knot. ^(p170) Of course the reverse
knot can be made mutatis mutandis.
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