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General Information on Rope Shackles
Advantages of Rope Shackles:
No scratching of deck or mast etc.
Practically no risk of injury on flogging headsails etc.
Always easy to open by hand
Replace metal shackles
Connect sheets to sails
Connect halyards to sails
Attach blocks to fittings
Connect outhaul, downhaul, foot of headsails, backstays etc.
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.