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Old 28th September 2014, 10:17
Mickdunn Mickdunn is offline  
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Originally Posted by Pat Kennedy View Post
No, he never spoke about them to us either. It was only when I got away to sea that I learned of his history.
No doubt you recall his demonstration of wire splicing? It was like a conjuring trick. Once he had the first tuck inserted, in went the spike, and then a quick whirl of movement, and he'd run it in to five or six tucks. He could put an eye splice in a gal wire in about three minutes flat from start to finish.
Yes I do remember the way he could run a splice Pat I tried a few times but could never do it that way.Always ended up doing one tuck at a time.
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