Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SF Bay area
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It is very sobering to see just how easily a plain wire gate biner will unclip from a u-bolt; plain biners generally fail on the first rotation.
I've had this happen to me more than once with my current tether, which has a wire gate on both ends. A new tether is definitely on the shopping list even though I don't sail offshore.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27