'Rabbit' one thing you could do is to use the JayCee (JC? not sure) method of tying off the mains. He skips the next to last main on each side with a loop over and then strings the next to last main last. This will usually make the tie off closer to the clamp. Some times the next to last main is the tie off so it will not work on that main. If you have flying clamps it may be a problem too because of the distance between the mains with a skipped main.
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