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Old 07-19-2012
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Re: Pad eyes for tethers and jacklines

FRP can be many things, but G10 is a commonly quoted product (from manufacturer web site):

Tensile Strength 40,000 psi

FRP is my choice for backing plates an such, as I get cut-offs for free, it's easy to work (compared to SS), and can be bonded to the boat for special cases (I've done winches and windlasses that way). Will last the life of the boat.

I will also use Al and SS a times, specifically when thickness matters.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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