Anyone else have any other cool places for splices? I'm wary of all synthetic standing rigging but it is a possibility.
I learned to splice in Outward Bound School in Canada back when Kennedy was Pres in the US. It's a great skill to learn even today. However, if you are splicing running rigging it could cause a jam up when you least need it (very heavy weather). If you are using 3 strand poly, it's a ton of fun but if you need to core splice material it's not worth your time as replacement line is cheaper and far more dependable. As for standing rigging? Sorry that's nutz unless you are a rigging expert used to dealing with using an X-ray Machine to double check your work (for insurance liability)
However, a clean set of docking lines with flawless eye splices will certainly be noticed by any sailor worth their salt.
(keep in mind please that most of my splicing was done on keelboats. Your experience will differ with a Hobie...sort of)
(Hmm, was that the 3rd strand to the inside of the 2nd strand, or was that the first over the 3rd through the second?....)