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.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior