Size of Dyneema for soft shackle

eddystone

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I am planning to make some soft shackles to attach blocks to toe rail of the size that can run 10-14mm lines. Any suggestions as to what gauge of Dyneema is suitable?
 

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The size we used for the tests in YM was 5 mm. The strength of the well made ones was astonishing, giving failure loads better than some of the 10 mm galvanised steel ones tested previously. I think 5 mm might be overkill but perhaps easier to make shackles than 4 mm, which I would think would have sufficient strength.
 
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