Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams
Thanks for the post!
The image at the URL you pointed to seems to have a loop with a big stopper knot at the end. I followed through looking at spool shackles and see how that would work at the end of a line with a loop, but not seeing how the loop with stopper knot works like that...?
Along those lines, a couple of years ago Dutch drilled some holes in English pound coins for me to do something like this
He also drilled a hole in a hex bar of aluminum that is essentially a spool shackle I think
Ain't this fidgeting with suspension stuff fun! <grin>
How about posting some pictures of your DIY shackles...
His version does the same thing. The good thing about the Tylaska spool shackles is they can handle a sail flogging. They stay attached whether under tension or knot. Not really a neccessity with a hammock.
I'll make another one and post some pictures in a day or two. Mine are currently on the boat and I sent my spare to "The Punisher" at Layline for them to destructivly test to see where it fails. Hopefully, the failure point is not the stopper knot capsizing, but the spectra breaking, which should happen between 2000 and 4000 pounds depending on how it the load is applied.
It' easiest to describe its use with an example. I put it through a grommet on the sail and a hole on the attachment point on the boat. I open the eye on the loop connector, put the stopper through the eye forming a loop. When tension is applied, the eye closes trapping the stopper knot.
Any place you would use a clevis or a biner, to connect two loops, eyes, or grommets, you would use this. If forms a ring.