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post #7 of Old 05-08-2013
Alex W
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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.

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