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Sailing Dinghies & Smaller Yachts

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Small D Shackle

$ 6.95

Small D Shackle with Pin Ø: 4mm

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Small D Shackle -Standard D-shaped design with coin (flattened) headed threaded pin. Essential hardware in sailing to connect and secure various rigging components and sail-related equipment. Manufactured with Marine Grade 316 stainless steel. Pin Ø: 4mm Pin L:15mm and W:10mm Point and Breaking Load: 600kg

D shackles are a versatile type of shackle that is commonly used in sailing. They are known for their strength and durability, and they can be used in a variety of applications. This product is universally used on most dinghy boats. Ideal for lines 2mm to 6mm but can take up to 8mm.

Here are some of the most common uses of D shackles in sailing:

  • Attaching sails to booms:D Shackles are often used to attach the tack and clew of a sail to the boom. This is because D shackles are strong and durable, and they can withstand the high loads that are placed on the sail during sailing.
  • Attaching halyards to mastheads:D Shackles can also be used to attach halyards to mastheads. This is because D shackles are strong and durable, and they can withstand the high loads that are placed on the halyard when raising and lowering the sail.
  • Attaching rigging to deck fittings:D Shackles can also be used to attach rigging to deck fittings. This is because D shackles are strong and durable, and they can withstand the high loads that are placed on the rigging during sailing.
  • Connecting two lines together:D Shackles can also be used to connect two lines together. This is because D shackles are strong and durable, and they can withstand the high loads that are placed on the lines during sailing.

Here are some tips for using D shackles in sailing:

  • Make sure that the D shackle is the correct size for the two objects that you want to connect. The shackle should be large enough to fit around the objects comfortably, but not so large that it is loose.
  • Inspect the D shackle regularly for signs of wear or damage. Replace any damaged shackles immediately.
  • Do not overtighten the D shackle, as this can damage the shackle or the objects that it is connecting.
  • If you are using a D shackle to attach a sail to a boom, make sure that the shackle is positioned so that the sail is correctly aligned with the boom.

D shackles are a versatile and useful tool for sailing. By using D shackles, you can make your rigging more efficient and easier to work with. Remember to keep spares handy in your boat-kit.