Splicing can often seem like a daunting skill to learn. When done well, it more closely resembles art than a functional rigging application. Everyone, however, needs to start somewhere, and the 12-strand eye splice is an easy first project to begin your splicing career with! Watch and take note as Whitney Kent of Sheboygan Youth Sailing demonstrates this step-by-step process.

Check back next week for our follow-up video on whipping, an essential process for securing the tail of the splice and preventing any slippage over time.

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