Originally Posted by Pat Kennedy
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.
On Slicing wire Pat the best I have ever seen was a rigger in Land and Marines loft his name was Terry Ezra I don't think he had ever been to sea,a guy was doing demonstrations some years ago at the Liverpool Maritime Museum and he told me it was Terry who taught him ,he was doing work for the rigging on the Warrior in Portsmouth.