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Excellent question. I’ve seen a few different ways to terminate the end so it won’t slip back. I believe most of the books will say to stop the end onto the closest leg of itself by putting on a coupe of even smaller seizings with smaller marline. On a model this translates to simply glueing the end down. But it’s also possible to terminate the lanyard onto the line above or bellow the heart, like a deadeye lanyard is. Here’s a shot of modern Niagara using the latter method. USS Constitution has a big heart and stay combination in her bows, anyone got a photo of that one? 

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Edited by JerseyCity Frankie

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