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unlay 4 four or five hole turns, (fig 4)
and, by hte same rule, replace it with 3 (fig 5).
The ends of
2 & 4^6 & 1 may be considerably
shortened ^at any time & those of 2 & 4 also, after being unlaid. Then the
ends of all six strands; tie 5& 2, 6 & 1,
4 & 3 respectively with an overhand knot
made with the lay and tuck the ends
over & under the neighboring turns with
the aid of a marline spike. (fig 6.) They
may be tucked under the strands next
the knots, or the next strands but one
(as in fig 6), or under two adjacent strands;
& either once only or twice in any case.
And as regards the thinning, they may be
thinned to one half or two thirds according
as it may be necessary in order that
the knotted ends may occupy the space
of one strand*. Further the ends may be
carried round about a quarter of the
circumference of the rope ^with the lay before being
tucked in. Beat the splice if necessary
with a mallet; stretch it, & trim off the ends. (Fig 7.)
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