Figure 3-7.Palm and needle whipping.
three strands, lay up your backsplice by merely tucking
each strand back up the line, over and under, as
described later for the eye splice. Throw a whipping on
any line you see dangling loose, and make up any slack
ends of lines not made up properly or hanging adrift.
Always take care of the end.
FAIRLEADS, KINKS, AND TWISTS
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Determine the
proper method for rigging fairlead blocks.
If a line does not lead fairly to a winch or capstan,
it becomes badly distorted when it is heaved in.
Figure 3-8.Steps in making a crown.
Figure 3-9.Putting on inside turns to get a fairlead.
Frequently, it is necessary to put on inside turns
(fig. 3-9) when a fairlead does not line up properly with
a winch drum. You must put on turns by pulling back
slack and winding your turns on backwards (as shown),
from inboard to outboard on the winch drum because
you cannot get hold of the end.