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Looking for a DMM captain hook.

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Hi.

Wandering if anyone had a captain hook sat around collecting dust they'd be willing to part ways with and sell it on to

Me?

 

 

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Unless you really NEED a Captain hook then I'd just buy a grapple off eBay. I got one of the stainless steel folding ones and it's super handy for transitions or when you need to get to a weird location. It will take my body weight without an issue. At the end of the day neither can be life support anyway.

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It's the flat profile of the captain hook which is the appeal. My thinking being in the appropriate tree the hook would be kept on my harness. And used with my second short line when needed. Now I always have 2 ropes on me I can see it getting alot of use by clipping it to the second line when needed

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19 minutes ago, ledders666 said:

It's the flat profile of the captain hook which is the appeal. My thinking being in the appropriate tree the hook would be kept on my harness. And used with my second short line when needed. Now I always have 2 ropes on me I can see it getting alot of use by clipping it to the second line when needed

That's why I quite like the grapple, the one I have folds down. I ran a grinder over it to take the teeth off and round it off a bit as it would damage the cambium otherwise. 

 

This is the one I bought 


Lightweight and compact size with folding claws, very easy to carry and use. For outdoor activities, survival training, adventures. 1 Gravity hook. Hook size: 7.8" 3.9" 0.39". A...

 

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1 hour ago, ledders666 said:

It's the flat profile of the captain hook which is the appeal. My thinking being in the appropriate tree the hook would be kept on my harness. And used with my second short line when needed. Now I always have 2 ropes on me I can see it getting alot of use by clipping it to the second line when needed

So you have thought about it, realise you have a use for it.  


Just buy a new one.

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The dmm hook is going to be far better than some ebay jobby. It's designed by an industry leading manufacturer for a specific purpose. 

 

Is also not really the kind of thing many people would sell. Mine lives in my bag for weeks at a time until it has a job worth using it on, then it's invaluable. 

 

You may get lucky though and find some college leaver that's bought all the kit then realised they can't climb. 

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The dmm hook is going to be far better than some ebay jobby. It's designed by an industry leading manufacturer for a specific purpose. 
 
Is also not really the kind of thing many people would sell. Mine lives in my bag for weeks at a time until it has a job worth using it on, then it's invaluable. 
 
You may get lucky though and find some college leaver that's bought all the kit then realised they can't climb. 
Your probably right. But worth an ask

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