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    Ok, I see that a few of the more knowledgables have jumped into this. I am wondering, how much line does this take to make a decent sized rope shackle that could replace a carabiner? I have a use in mind already and need to know how many feet to buy so I can make two of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie984 View Post
    Ok, I see that a few of the more knowledgables have jumped into this. I am wondering, how much line does this take to make a decent sized rope shackle that could replace a carabiner? I have a use in mind already and need to know how many feet to buy so I can make two of these.
    I use 24" of 7/64.

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    This is awesome. I'm gonna make a pair tonight or tomorrow. Not sure what I'll use them for b/c I'm gonna stick with the Dutch Clips on my huggers, and larkshead my hammock support directly to the other end of the hugger. But I'll find something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schneiderlein View Post
    I was thinking of splicing the ends together on one of the shackles and using an Ashley.
    Here ya go....



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    Playing with these, I'm making the loop so that when closed, it's just barely larger than the diameter of the rope. Don't know if it makes much difference other than making me a little more comfortable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Here ya go....

    Way to take it to the next level!

    Splice before stopper and ends after it is.


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    Shane, the stopper is tied in the splice. Give yourself about 4" of bury to work with. Tie the stopper Knot in the spliced section.

    You can run your backsplices first. It appears these will also help prevent the stopper knot from sliding up once loaded. Some of my testing shows simple stopper knots in Amsteel will slip out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Here ya go....

    Opie, what kind of stopper knot did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    You can run your backsplices first. It appears these will also help prevent the stopper knot from sliding up once loaded. Some of my testing shows simple stopper knots in Amsteel will slip out.
    Great idea. and I thought it just looked better.


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    Schneider... Thats just an overhand knot. Ill get more creative in a bit.
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