Fixed bale snap shackle with a plunger safety pin. Fixed bale snap shackles are versatile and useful fittings for sailing. By using fixed bale snap shackles, you can make your rigging more efficient and easier to work with. Body and hasp profiles are designed for easy clearance of lines and fittings when released. Manufactured from Marine Grade 316 stainless steel. Plunger pin and spring. Split ring attached for lanyard use. Indicative Breaking Load: 150kg
A fixed bale snap shackle is a type of shackle with a spring-loaded pin and a fixed bale. The bale is a permanent loop on the shackle that can be used to connect to a variety of objects. Fixed bale snap shackles are commonly used in sailing to attach sails to booms, halyards to mastheads, and rigging to deck fittings.
To use a fixed bale snap shackle in sailing, follow these steps:
- Open the shackle pin by pulling on the spring-loaded mechanism.
- Pass the bale of the shackle through the object that you want to connect.
- Close the shackle pin and make sure that it is securely locked in place.
- Make sure that the fixed bale snap 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 fixed bale snap shackle regularly for signs of wear or damage. Replace any damaged shackles immediately.
- Do not overtighten the fixed bale snap shackle, as this can damage the shackle or the objects to which it is connecting.
- If you are using a fixed bale snap 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.
Here are some examples of when you might use a fixed bale snap shackle in sailing:
- Attaching the tack and clew of a sail to the boom
- Attaching a halyard to a masthead
- Attaching a jib sheet to a deck fitting
- Attaching a topping lift to the masthead
- Connecting two lines together