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Old 25-02-2013, 20:11   #1
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What Do You Think Of This Harness Clip?

Check this out i like these because they're easy to use one handed got them from an industrial harness supplier so I'm thinking they should be ok for the harness...what do you think?Click image for larger version

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Old 25-02-2013, 20:12   #2
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:13   #3
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$#!@#$%^ photos wont load
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:17   #4
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i give up - the photos are in the equipment section in this forum...
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Re: What Do You Think Of This Harness Clip?

Yes, I've used those in industry. I'm thinking it will rust up pretty quickly.

The Kong Trango has the same action, is lighter and even easier to use, will clip railings, and is more corrosion resistant. A descendent of the industrial version, or the other way round, not certain.

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Perhaps ok for the boat end but you need to be able to release under load on your end, so no they are not any good there. What are they made of?
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galv steel so yeah rust might be a problem - i like it mostly for going up the mast so i'll try it for the harness at sea for a while and if it rusts i'll put it aside for rigging work...
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like the look of that carabiner - might look around for one of those
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Perhaps ok for the boat end but you need to be able to release under load on your end, so no they are not any good there. What are they made of?
So, What would be a good one to use that can be released under load?
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A regular snap shackle like you might use on a halyard etc, a good one. I bought a Ronstan snap shackle once and it ended up with a crack at the hinge pin, just poor quality or bad luck , so who knows?
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IN my view all harness tethers should have a snap shackle that can be released under load with one hand one the end tied to the harness D ring. The other end can be the Carbiner hook or similar . Two hooks one each end is a bad idea. You cannot release these under load as they require you to move the hook to get it round the D ring. Under load, such as being dragged underwater at speed, there is no way to get these types to actually release.

I learned this lesson a very hard way. I now use a Wichard tether, with a hook one end and a quick release shackle the other

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The best I have seen for releasing under load are the tylaska shackles. Tylaska also HIPP's all their stuff, which makes them more corrosion resistant, though it also makes them more expensive.
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