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Old 12-01-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Spectra Soft shackle

Anybody know where I could get and spectra soft shackle?
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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Spectra and Dyneema look like the same product with two different names. A soft shackle is available at many online sites, but here is one that is probably close by:

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:50 AM   #3
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Spectra and Dyneema look like the same product with two different names. A soft shackle is available at many online sites, but here is one that is probably close by: Soft Shackle Hope this helps.......
Thanks, I'll check those out.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Only problem I see is that it has a breaking strength of 2000lbs, don't think that's enough?.
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What strength are you looking for? 4mm = 3,840 lbs and the stuff is real easy to splice with only a 10% loss of strength. We just replaced ss aircraft cable with Dyneema. So far so good.
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Here is one with 10,000 lbs, they have 4 sizes.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
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What strength are you looking for? 4mm = 3,840 lbs and the stuff is real easy to splice with only a 10% loss of strength. We just replaced ss aircraft cable with Dyneema. So far so good.
I'm not sure myself, going go with the 10,000 below, that should be more than enough.
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OK, I give up. Can someone 'splain to this ol guy what one would use one of those soft shackles for?
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #9
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OK, I give up. Can someone 'splain to this ol guy what one would use one of those soft shackles for?
Essentially, it's a shackle made of rope instead of alloy. At least that's what I think it is.
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It is exact as it says, use them instead of a metal shackle.......
Here is a link that will show you what they are. Remember Google is your friend.....
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OK, I give up. Can someone 'splain to this ol guy what one would use one of those soft shackles for?
We used to use them in diving because they allowed for a quiet but secure connection between metal things that could be easily disconnected when need with one hand using a knife or shears. On a snubber you could just as easily tie a rolling hitch with the same results.

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