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    toggles for marlin spike

    how about cpvc for toggles? 1/2 inch or so . was cleaning out my shed and ran across a bunch of pieces from replacing lines last winter.. seems like it would work, strong stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skoalbandit30 View Post
    how about cpvc for toggles? 1/2 inch or so . was cleaning out my shed and ran across a bunch of pieces from replacing lines last winter.. seems like it would work, strong stuff.
    Probably would work but a little large, most use wood, alum, cf, even tent stakes I just cut up alum arrows 2.5" works great, I,m sure the the veterans will shoot you an answer soon...ETH

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    Since it really isn't the toggle that is holding you up, it is the knot. Most any semi-ridgid reasonably diametered, cylindrical type object should work. I have seen people use pencil sized twigs to hold up their Whoopie slings.

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    PVC would work fine, and scrap pieces are certainly priced right! Almost any smooth and round rod or stick of sufficient length will work fine.

    The only real consideration is weight. If you bother to carry toggles instead of simply using gathered sticks on-site, most like the toggles to be as lightweight as possible.
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    yah ive used arrow shafts, dont really need more, but cpvc is light weight and i hate to throw away all those foot long pieces, and at 1/2 inch diameter, not real bulky. i was sure they would hold,( no real load bearing properties needed ) but this material may be brittle under strain. anyone tried it yet?
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    CPVC doesn't have UV resistance so it would need to be replaced ever so often if used frequently outdoors. I would say that might be your only issue.

    If it is Schedule 40 cpvc it should handle 125+ psi. That should serve your purpose, I would think.

    John

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