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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.
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