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  1. #11
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    Default Re: What's this thimble for?

    But if it’s made of stainless steel why do they galvanise it?

  2. #12
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    Default Re: What's this thimble for?

    Business Chinglish; they make them either in galvanised steel or in stainless steel.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: What's this thimble for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hadenough View Post
    But if it’s made of stainless steel why do they galvanise it?
    Belt and braces

  4. #14
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    Default Re: What's this thimble for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohlin Karcher View Post
    Belt and braces
    I still do not see how galvanising over stainless steel stops your trousers falling down!
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

  5. #15
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    Default Re: What's this thimble for?

    Probably used for wire.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: What's this thimble for?

    It is a wire rope thimble which allows the wire to be spliced without using a rigger’s vice, and it is available either in galvanised steel for galvanised wire or in stainless steel for stainless wire.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: What's this thimble for?

    Do they do a plastic one for polyprop....?

  8. #18
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    Default Re: What's this thimble for?

    Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg View Post
    Do they do a plastic one for polyprop....?
    Funnily enough I have seen a lignum vitae version for hemp! (well something very similar anyway..)
    "Now shall the gentleman haul and draw with the mariner"
    John Hawkins

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