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Old 15-05-2013, 07:59   #1
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Cool How to make a soft shackle

Just came across this site and thought it worthy of sharing..

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Cos soft shackles are wonderful with so many uses around the boat
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:14   #2
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Re: How to make a soft shackle

Check out Colligo Marine, they have a nice video on making these.. Michael..

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Re: How to make a soft shackle

Nick from Jedi put up a very informative post on making these not too long ago.
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Old 15-05-2013, 12:40   #4
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Check out Colligo Marine, they have a nice video on making these.. Michael..

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Ta, yeah I'd come across that one as well. The L36 site is handy for me as I keep forgetting how to do the diamond knot, downloaded the page so it's always to hand now. Just made a couple to hang up the jib sheets off the push pit, lots more to follow So easy to make loops and strops as well.
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GREAT SITE

Sorry but had to bump this again, just dug a bit deeper into this site..

L-36.com

It's great, full of useful & interesting stuff. Links to published science papers on rope & knot strength plus much more . Well worth bookmarking.
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Re: How to make a soft shackle

I love L36, it's a great resource. The guy's name is Allen. He posts with some regularity at Sailing Anarchy as well.
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I love L36, it's a great resource. The guy's name is Allen. He posts with some regularity at Sailing Anarchy as well.
Well researched also

Anyway, a rather posh boat i did a delivery on recently had a lot of lines with piece of hi tech spliced as a tail into a snapshackle or whatever, had a quick google but couldn't find much on a good splice to use between double braid & something like amsteel blue or tech 12. Thinking it would help as a long tail to the jib sheets, get rid of the bowlines which always get snagged on the inner forestay and get rid of some weight off the clew in light airs.

Any pointers to a good splice?

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What is usually done is that the cover is removed from the tail part.
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