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Old 02-03-2014, 14:28   #31
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[QUOTE=Snore;1221864 ... Solutions--- retro-fit the climbing gear with screw pin shackles and wire them. Or replace circular cotter pins with straight ones. Regardless of which of these two options are used, there is the potential for chaffing. Therefore, as part of the pre-climb safety check wrap them with sail tape to prevent chaffing, as part of the post-climb remove the tape. Bill[/QUOTE]

The gods must be smiling. I'm thinking of popping for one of these, and this thread hits the portal. I snipped the above and stashed it in my "super tips" file. Thank you.
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The gods must be smiling. I'm thinking of popping for one of these, and this thread hits the portal. I snipped the above and stashed it in my "super tips" file. Thank you.


The Almighty was definitely looking out for me.

The gear passed the pre-climb check and had issues during the climb. I was lucky the pin did not come out while I was aloft, as there would have been some core damage...
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