Originally Posted by FirstCandC
What if you use some of the existing hardware, such as the turnbuckles (in lieu of lashings)? I love the look of the dyneema, but I hate to get rid of all of my hardware.
You can use it if you want. Johnson makes a very nice threaded eye that fits their standard gate hardware, they just want an arm and a leg for it. I probably wouldn't keep the turnbuckles, but the over center gate hooks are still commonly used.