Originally Posted by hppyfngy
...of having amsteel go through the hinge. I'd at least use an "S" hook or gal chain link or SS shackle just to transition to a smooth rounded edgeless point of contact for the amsteel.
I thought of that too. I'm thinking it depends on your hinge. Specifically, it depends on how smooth is the finish of the screw holes. Any edge at all will greatly accelerate wear on the amsteel. OTOH a larkshead isn't going to rub around much once it's under load - but why push your luck?
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We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
His friends and merry men are we;
And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
We burrow in the cypress tree.
The turfy hammock is our bed,
Our home is in the red deer's den,
Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
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