Some of our mooring lines were getting a bit ropey, (I’m here all week). So a used but serviceable line was retrieved from the net store, in all 220 metres and enough to make several lines, but it had only one eye spliced into it. It was installed as the forward spring but leaving us with line with no eye splices. So two of the crew (engineers, not deckies) got on youtube and google to figure out how to splice an eight strand mooring line.
After several abortive attempts we both managed to independently figure out the trick. It does seem like rocket salad until the penny drops.
This was my second splice and was completed without having to undo it several times. Woohoo!?