I noticed Murrays offers both 3/16" and 1/4" shock chord. Which would you recommend for my standard (no wings) trapeze system? Murrays lists the 1/4" as "Premium" chord but they also state the 3/16" stretches more and slides through deck better.
And while we're on the subject, if I decide to go down the "hog rings" route, is it possible to secure them around the new chord without purchasing yet another pair of pliers? (The thought of spending $20 for a pair of "special" shock chord pliers doesn't appeal to me at all, especially when I already have about 10 others). Has anybody used a knot in the end of the shock chord (to connect to the carbine hook) instead of hog rings? With my current setup, the shock chord is cinched directly to the adjustment line (no hooks).
'82 Hobie 18 SE with '85 Nationals Prism (White) sails
'73 Laser HID# 3463