Re: Endless rope loops
Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
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Thanks everyone for all the great feedback. As regards strength and overall security, is there any difference between a loop and a soft shackle?
Paul Dowd & Sharon Brown
S/Y Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Endless rope loops
One thing to note is that despite what their setup looks like, those loops don’t have to (and most certainly can’t) be made in-situ. The blocks need to be taken appart, which is not difficult and a good occasion to thoroughly inspect and clean them.
Changing the protection sleeve is do-able but don’t expect professional looking results on the first few tries...
The internal line on mine were stitched properly.
The alternative is soft shackles, easier to splice, don’t need to take the blocks appart, but maybe not as elegant...
Rapa, French Polynesia
I remade most of them on my 54. You just need replacement dyneema chafe protection sleeves and a fid set like this:
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98