A very quick question - whenever I make an eye splice in 3 strand and put a thimble in it - I can never get the eye tight enough. There is always a bit of slack in there so the thimble can move a little.
I've tried whipping/seizing the throat with a "Yale whiplock", but since the individual strands in the rope
are quite large, the whipping ends up looking lumpy and "untrustworthy"...
Is there a method/guide/hint somebody can point me to to make tighter splices in 3 strand with a thimble