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Rope Work

01 January 2016
Schooners have enough ropes that whippings and splices are fairly common tasks.

In the picture above, I am putting an eye splice (loop) in a double-braided forestaysail sheet.

Above, Jean (left) is putting an eye splice in the three-strand fisherman sheet, and Carolina is practicing her eye splice.

Below, Carolina is enjoying a sunny day while putting a whipping (wrapping and sewing thread around the end of a rope to prevent fraying) on the end of the jib halyard as we continue sailing south.
Vessel Name: Issuma
Vessel Make/Model: Damien II, 15m/50' steel staysail schooner with lifting keel
Extra: Designed for Antarctica. Built in France by META in 1981. Draft 1.3m/4.5' with keel up, 3.2m/10.5' with keel down. More details at
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Survey pictures taken of Shekin V
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