Wide D Shackle. High strength-to-weight ratio. Made from Marine Grade 316 stainless steel -bodies and pins. Dimensions: Pin Ø=7.9 mm Length: 51.0 mm Internal Ø=28.0 mm P.LB.L. 1700kg U.D.L.B.L 3400 kg Weight 70 grams. A wide D shackle is a type of D shackle with a wider opening than a standard D shackle. This makes it ideal for use in applications where there is limited space to access the shackle pin, or where the shackle needs to be attached to objects that are wider apart. Ideal for ropes 6mm thick and greater.
This product is heavy at 70 grams and has been designed to manage heavier weights. Make sure you secure its pin!
A wide D shackle is a type of shackle commonly used in sailing and various other applications. The "wide" designation indicates that the curved portion of the "D" is wider than that of a standard D shackle, providing increased surface area for bearing loads. Wide D shackles are designed to withstand heavy loads. The wider curvature of the D-shape provides a more secure attachment point, reducing the likelihood of slippage or accidental release under load.
Here are some of the benefits of using wide D shackles in sailing:
- Versatility: Wide D shackles can be used for a variety of purposes in sailing, making them a valuable addition to any sailor's toolbox.
- Accessibility: Wide D shackles can be used in applications where there is limited space to access the shackle pin. This is especially useful when working with rigging in tight spaces, or when attaching the anchor chain to the anchor.
- Strength: Wide D shackles are just as strong as standard D shackles, but they offer the additional benefit of being able to connect objects that are wider apart. This product is heavy at 70 grams.
- Clearance: Wide D shackles have a wider opening than standard D shackles, which makes it easier to attach and remove lines and other objects.
Here are some examples of when you might use a wide D 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, such as when connecting a jib sheet to a genoa block or a control line to a cleat.