Fab1

No more tight shackle pins

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Hi guys I know I'm not the only one that's gone to remove a safety chain from the boat to launch and found that the shackle pin is tighter than finger tight requiring the use of a shackle key or pair of pliers.

  Problem is I hate having to get pliers or having too much crap on my key ring so I made the next best thing that's always at the ready.

  A simple solution to a common problem.

All i used was a cut down heavy duty R clip with a lanyard attached that fits the hole in the shackle perfectly and clips to the winch post until required.

Sometimes the simple things are really the best.

Cheers.

 

 

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Great idea it's so annoying trying to launch the boat and it won't undo

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2 hours ago, Welster said:

Great idea it's so annoying trying to launch the boat and it won't undo

Cheers guys,I'm sure your not the only one annoyed when it happens to you mate.

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Yep not bad I'll be doing this today before I take the beast out tomorrow... So simple.. Hate that it's always just that Lil bit to tight 

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Fab1

 

BRILLIANT !!!!!

 

Great_White

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Great idea fab..when i ready the boat for launch i remove shackle then attach quik clip  faster on the ramp and you cant drop the pin..then opposite on retrieve  once off ramp replace clip with shackle

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Glad you guys liked it.The clip is a good idea too Rick.

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that would have saved me a couple of sets of pliers!

 

I'm going to see what I have too. Thanks guys

 

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The simple solution for ANY shackle is not over tighten and ALWAYS half turn back!

I have been doing it for years and never have lost a shackle. Any good dogman, rigger or sailor will tell ya so as well.

 

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Making sure the shackle is OK is one of my jobs I do when I hook the boat up, just give it a go to make sure it's finger tight.

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