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176
up through the ^walling bight to the left of it
as shown in fir 2 p175, that is to say,
pass 6 ^under end of 4 ^ & up through ^bight of 1 (& under end of [4?]) ;
" 4 5 " " 4 & under end of 6 just passed up
" 5 2 " " 6 " " 4 "
" 2 3 " " 5 " " 5 "
" 3 1 " " 3 " " 2 "
" 1 - " " 2 & 6. " " 3 "
Pull the strands fairly tight and then
let each end follow ^ along on the left of the part of the
crowning nearest it, so as to double it,
i.e. 6 follows 2 ; 3 follows 5 ; 2 follows
6 ; 1 follows 3 ; 5 follows 4 ; 4 follows 1.
Again pull the ends moderatky tight
& put each down through the opening
from which it issues or behind the
bights of the double wall so that the
ends may hang straight down below
the knot. The knot may then be thoroughly
tightened & the ends cut off; or tapered,
wormed & whipped: or otherwise concealed.
Uses : see p.168.
Characteristics.(p.168) the ^Double Spritsail Sheet knots
are the largest knots commonly made. With shroud-laid

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