SailNet Community - View Single Post - Mind Your Hi-Tech Splices!!!
View Single Post
post #7 of Old 05-08-2013
Alex W
no longer reading SailNet
 
Alex W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,309
Thanks: 2
Thanked 140 Times in 133 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Mind Your Hi-Tech Splices!!!

Did you have a forged/cast shackle with soft edges, or a stamped one with sharper ones?

I assume that this was a chafe issue, not really specific to a splice. It could also happen with a bowline that was placed in the line for a very long time.

I have few thimbles in my splices, but I try to keep sharp edges away from anything with loads.

I'm no longer participating on SailNet.
Alex W is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome