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eye will break the rope. As the eye
consists of two strands & the rope of
three, this is equivalent to saying
that the parcelling & sewing is more
than equal to the strength of one
strand. The advantage of the writer's
method is to ensure equality of strain
on the two strands forming the eye.
Rope-maker's Eye: Shroud-laid rope.
To make: As above, but cut
out the heart (or take it round the
thimble with the two strands) and in-
stead of dividing the 2nd marled
strand end into 3 ^parts, let it replace
the 4th strand of the standing part
to which it is knotted &c. as
in the other case. Worming must be
Uses: See p 249.
Characteristics: The strength of the
eye is here too ^only that of the portion of
the rope taken round the thimble plus the
parcelling & sewing.

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