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Aluminumcarabiners are difficult to keep working in a marine environment.

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Originally Posted by hutch5151 View Post
Go to cmcrescue.com. You can buy 1" flat webbing for $.44 per foot. It is rated to 6,000 lbs and is used by climbers and rescue organizations. While there, check out their clearance on 75" laynards for $5.00 each. A quick release shackle on one end and a locking carbiner on the other makes a great teather line to hook to your harness. CMC only sells quality rated gear.
Not impossible, but it will take frequent lubrication. I do use the locking biners some, but I have to oil them frequently to keep them right. Fresh water rinse does not seem to be needed.

Aluminum wire gate carabiners hold up very well. Great value, easy on the gelcoat (light), and versatile. Same strength rating as the SS carabiners, in general.
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