February 2018 - Currently in Marina Vallarta, Banderas Bay Mexico (Puerto Vallarta Jalisco)
Zaragoza Chandlery had the line but they do not splice. Well, Mike on s\v Kitty Toes said if I brought the line by he would show me how. You know that is exactly what I did! Mike, with a little help from his wife Elizabeth, did the splice and I watched and took pictures.
We spliced a "hook" onto the end of the line. This way we simply hook the line onto the boom at the third block and tie it off at the sail track cleat. Simple and easy and one less thing to do after dropping the anchor.
Now, thanks to Mike showing me how I think this can be done by me next time. We do not have the tools but we put some on the list.