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Old 07-04-2016, 10:29 PM   #1
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Do you know what this is

I think the previous owner used it for mooring. its big, no manufacture name on it. I suspect its not for marine use, maybe climbing gear I don't know. would like to get some load spec's.
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:32 PM   #2
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It's called a rebar hook and it belongs on the end of a fall arresting lanyard.
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:54 PM   #3
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Thanks I thought it had something to do with climbing or in this case falling and had on business on a boat
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:43 AM   #4
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I use these on my boat to hold the support chains on my swim grid. They are stainless, not polished (although very smooth) and load rated. Made in Germany and way cheaper from a climbing store than padeyes in a marine store.

For rock climbing.

Just because it wasn't stamped "marine" on it doesnt mean its not useful. That hook you show us locks and is intended to support a human. Might be very good as a crane hook. Or for clipping onto a mooring buoy.
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There should be a load rating stamped on the side. I can't read it in the picture. That would dictate the limits of its use. I wouldn't be mooring a 41 ft vessel on the webbing attached to that device. How long is the webbing attached to it?
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It may have been used as a safety tether to clip into a jack line. Mine is made of aluminum but has a similar double action latching mechanism that prevents it from accidentally snagging something.
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:37 PM   #7
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Webbing attached is like 40ft and is stamped 2500lb
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