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    Default Source of good quality split rings?

    Does anyone have a good source of high quality s/s split rings for guard wire fastenings/ halyard shackles etc.

    The holt ones I get from the chandlers only seem to last a season of two...

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    Default Re: Source of good quality split rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by j24jam View Post
    Does anyone have a good source of high quality s/s split rings for guard wire fastenings/ halyard shackles etc.

    The holt ones I get from the chandlers only seem to last a season of two...
    Proper key ring type ?
    Seascrew .................. https://www.seascrew.com/browse.cfm?...-&l=0000000591

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    Default Re: Source of good quality split rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by VicS View Post
    Proper key ring type ?
    Seascrew .................. https://www.seascrew.com/browse.cfm?...-&l=0000000591
    They look the part, thanks.

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    Default Re: Source of good quality split rings?

    I have and do use those same ones from Seascrew and they seems good to me.
    I tried an eBay source once. Not good.
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    Default Re: Source of good quality split rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by VicS View Post
    Proper key ring type ?
    Seascrew .................. https://www.seascrew.com/browse.cfm?...-&l=0000000591
    I take some 316 tig welding wire and wrap it round a bolt of the required size.
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    Default Re: Source of good quality split rings?

    Don't use rings, the can catch on ropes and pull right off even if taped. Use split pins
    If I'd wanted to live in a Banana Republic I'd have gone to South America.

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    Default Re: Source of good quality split rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by savageseadog View Post
    Don't use rings, the can catch on ropes and pull right off even if taped. Use split pins
    I would have thought that split pins are more likely to catch than rings.

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    Default Re: Source of good quality split rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by colind3782 View Post
    I would have thought that split pins are more likely to catch than rings.
    Quite. Horses for courses. I use rings on non-critical items and they are much easier to tape over. Self-amalgamating tape lasts far longer than vinyl.
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    Default Re: Source of good quality split rings?

    +1 for split rings (sold as SS Key rings). I changed to these...

    https://www.gsproducts.co.uk/catalog...t/?q=key+rings

    which were good value and are holding up well after 12 months.

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    Default Re: Source of good quality split rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by colind3782 View Post
    I would have thought that split pins are more likely to catch than rings.
    Split pins are probably more likely to catch but they won't pull out like rings will.
    If I'd wanted to live in a Banana Republic I'd have gone to South America.

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