SailNet Community - View Single Post - Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
View Single Post
Old 01-14-2013
peterchech peterchech is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Liberty Landing
Posts: 668
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 4
peterchech is on a distinguished road
Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets

Yeah dyneema/amsteel is great stuff, so easy to splice! And much cheaper to makes shackles out of. Here's my favorite soft shackle tying method.
Better Soft Shackle

I use them now for nearly everything. Makes sense too. 1/4" amsteel has a breaking strength of 8400#, costs $1.40/ft and requires about 3 feet of material to make a shackle. Hard to beat that economy.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook