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reesetee commented on the word chain splice
A modification of the eye splice that securely attaches a three-stranded rope to an anchor chain. Useful when using a chain/rope combination that passes over a windlass and descends into a chain locker (a compartment in which the anchor chain is stored; usually underneath a windlass or a deck chain pipe situated at the bow or stern). The chain splice allows the rope to follow the chain over the windlass and into the chain locker without tangles.
February 23, 2008