If you 're following my blog you'll see that I'm making a lot of my own parts
. Today the rest of the material arrived so I can finish making all the parts
for the deck safety
line stantion bases. I also ordered a 5/8 od x 3/8 id s/s tube. This evening I made a spinaker crane. I looked on different websites that sell them for the proper stock size. No, I didn't bend the loop. It's a long, thru-hull threaded pull loop. I made it using tubing so if for some reason the loop bent (must have left the spinaker up in a blow) I can just replace the loop. I can also make modification very easily if I want to use a different kind of loop.
I know everyone's going to have varying opinions. Go for it. This is how I made mine.