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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.
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