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the end of which is spliced on at a.
If this plan is adopted let the eye
at c be on the main rope & the
^splice the eye at b on theshort piece ^on from the left if hawser
laid rope is being dealt with. The
splice at a will then be the common
Use: As a substitute for an ordi-
nary eye where access to the ends
of the object round which the eye
is to go is difficult or impossible.
The fork is put round the object
and a lashing connects the two eyes
b & c. The eyes should be large enough
to take a lashing equal in strength
to the rope on which they are spliced
& not to any great extent larger. Hence
they should slightly exceed the size of the
spliced rope in their inside circumference.
They should not touch when put round
the object which is to be enclosed.

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