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    spool shackles

    anyone seen these before?
    they look pretty simple and light enough
    http://www.marineoutfitters.ca/index...ry=11545|11199

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    interesting. where do you envision using this? seems like we are fine just larks heading the rope onto the object.

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    Would this be like using a knot bone?

    http://www.niteize.com/product/KnotBone.asp
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    At $28 and up each, I won't be looking for uses.

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    depending on the strength of these you may be able to use it as a toggle for whoopie slings

    but a stick is much cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Bottoms View Post
    depending on the strength of these you may be able to use it as a toggle for whoopie slings

    but a stick is much cheaper
    It would not be a toggle. It might be used as a way to attach the whoopee to the loop on the hammock. I'm still trying to figure out why I would want it on a boat given the cost. Must be there is rigging to shift on the bigger one's. ;-)
    YMMV

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    They make it easy to undo a larkshead after it has set.
    Useful with bigger lines that see much heavier loads.

    Would come in handy undoing sheet bends in diy hammocks it they were $1 and the right size.

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    They actually start at $2 if I'm reading it right. Saved that page a few years ago thinking they were neat, still haven't found a reason to purchase them though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    They actually start at $2 if I'm reading it right...
    You will have to direct me to the $2. In the OP's link, I find the smallest size to be $39.99 CAN. The lowest I found with a quick search was ~$28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    You will have to direct me to the $2. In the OP's link, I find the smallest size to be $39.99 CAN. The lowest I found with a quick search was ~$28.
    ha, I was looking at the chart where it says
    S2 S3 S5... not
    $2 $3 $5...

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