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Old 07-05-2014, 15:40   #16
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Re: More work: soft shackles

Rope/knot/splice load testing - Gear Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums

Sailing Anarchy, Gear, Load testing.

Yeah, it's another forum, but it is a great thread. The rest of SA I tend to ignore.
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Re: More work: soft shackles

^^ That is a monster thread - excellent but hard to wade thru

Evans shows the three tested 'stronger soft shackle' methods here, and has links to the detailed instructions for each.

The button knot with buried tails is perhaps the nicest.

Buried tails is the key to all of them. That reinforces the spot where the conventional diamond stopper breaks.
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Re: More work: soft shackles

You may want to try the new High strength design soft shackle to get past the diamond knot weak link issue.

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Re: More work: soft shackles

Sometimes still need to refer to tutorial with diamond knot after making many soft shackles. Wish I had seen button knot this
winter when I could justify staying out of the weather and spending hours making shackles.
Regarding chafe concerns, I have put tubular webbing on
some of my Amsteel soft shackles. The type climbers use, available at ERI and others. Will keep an eye on test shackle
on alum toe rail during season. Realizing on most applications
not needed.
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