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I just received my order of Chucks' rigging rope which included the 4 mm hooks.  While I am very pleased with the rope, there seems to be a discrepancy with the hooks. The hooks look different than the 3 mm hooks that came my previous order of blocks.  Obviously they were a different size, ;) but they also were not the same pattern. 100_4391.thumb.JPG.acc40333ead8c61d81a92db4016e2bdd.JPG  

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(The rope hole for the 4 mm was actually smaller than the hole on the 3 mm hooks. :huh: A .5 mm drill bit would pass thru the smaller hook but could not pass thru the larger one.)  If you look at the pictures above closely you can see that the hole in the small hook takes up almost the entire end of the hook while on the larger hook it takes up much less.  Then I looked at the number stamped on the brass and found that while the 3 mm hook was labeled 90006.3mmA (as shown on the web site), the 4 mm hook was labeled 90006.4mm without the A.  So apparently the A series must be different from the one without it.  Hopefully the A series in the 4 mm hook size is still available for exchange.  The larger hole size is the reason I need the larger one as I have to get a heavier line thru it.  I would hesitate to try and drill the hole larger as that really doesn't sound feasible at all.  :(

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On 4/18/2018 at 3:13 PM, Jim Rogers said:

I use Chuck’s hooks and the ones from Age of Sails. I wind up drilling both.

How were you able to drill the holes without twisting or tearing up the hook or having it rotate out of the sheet?  Did you back up the sheet with anything in particular?

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1 hour ago, BETAQDAVE said:

How were you able to drill the holes without twisting or tearing up the hook or having it rotate out of the sheet?  Did you back up the sheet with anything in particular?

I place the sheet on some ply, press the hook end down with whatever is handy and drill. So far no twisting or tearing.

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