Yes, that's what I use. It's hard for me to imagine that something like
that would break. I think I have one Chinook hook and a couple more by
Epic Gear (they are all black) and they are very thick. I managed to
break an extension last week, but haven't had any problems with the
hooks. I really like the fact that my extensions are always threaded -
it takes seconds to attach/detach the downhaul. It's very easy to
downhaul with a hook like this and I also don't have the full 5 feet of
the DH rope dangling around my trunk (it stays pretty compact with the
hook and doesn't tangle).
I use these hooks on all my sails (Ezzys from 4.5 to 8.5) and I am very
happy with them.
> Hey, nikita, are you talking about a hook like this?
> http://www.chinooksailing.com/web03/components.html, half way down the
> I think I had one of those break years ago, but don't know if it was a
> Chinook or piece of crap. I asked a dealer about them awhile back and
> he discouraged me from using one on a cambered 7.5, do you have an
> opinion or recommendation? Thanks.
> >With a pulley-hook or threading directly through the grommet?? I know
> >that some people don't use a pulley-hook and then it might be tough. I
> >don't understand why one wouldn't use a hook, since it's convenient for
> >many reasons, but I guess this is the group of customers Ezzy is going
> >after with this change.
> >> Per nikita:
> >> >I wouldn't say they have back-breaking downhaul.
> >> I've got a 5.4 Infinity that I couldn't downhaul on a 460 without a winch if my
> >> life depended on it. Dunno about on a 430... haven't tried recently but my
> >> recollection is that I couldn't do it there without a winch either.
> >> --
> >> PeteCresswell