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General Information on Rope Shackles


Advantages of Rope Shackles:

Extremely lightweight
Extremely strong
No scratching of deck or mast etc.
Practically no risk of injury on flogging headsails etc.
Always easy to open by hand

Typical use:

Replace metal shackles
Connect sheets to sails
Connect halyards to sails
Attach blocks to fittings
Connect outhaul, downhaul, foot of headsails, backstays etc.

Please consider:

Rope Shackles are not licensed for personal safety use e.g.climbing, lifelines etc.

Breaking Strength does not equal Safe Working Load – allow for sufficiant safety factor.