Snap Shackle swivel with small bail. Heavy-duty plunger springs and precision components ensure dependable service. Body and hasp profiles are designed for easy clearance of lines and fittings when released. High strength-to-weight ratio. The split ring on the plunger pin is spot-welded for security. A lanyard can be attached to the plunger pin for easy opening. Materials: Grade 15-5PH investment cast stainless steel body and hasp and Marine Grade 316 stainless steel plunger and pin. Breaking load: 1700kg
A swiveling small bail snap shackle is a type of shackle with a spring-loaded pin and a small bail that swivels 360 degrees. This makes it ideal for use in applications where the shackle needs to be able to rotate freely, such as when connecting two lines that are constantly changing direction.
Swiveling small bail snap shackles are commonly used in sailing to attach sails to booms, halyards to mastheads, and rigging to deck fittings. They are also used to connect two lines together, such as when connecting a jib sheet to a genoa block.
To use a swiveling small bail snap shackle in sailing, follow these steps:
- Open the shackle pin by pulling on the spring-loaded mechanism.
- Pass the bail 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.
Here are some tips for using swiveling small bail snap shackles in sailing:
- Make sure that the swiveling small bail 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 swiveling small bail snap shackle regularly for signs of wear or damage. Replace any damaged shackles immediately.
- Do not overtighten the swiveling small bail snap shackle, as this can damage the shackle or the objects that it is connecting.
- If you are using a swiveling small bail 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 swiveling small bail 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 genoa block
- Attaching a topping lift to the masthead
- Connecting two lines together, such as when connecting a jib sheet to a genoa block or a control line to a cleat