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Soft-shackles: how to make them and testing of strength

Here is a nice page with good instruction on the making and testing of the strength of these shackles:

 

soft shackles

 

 

The shackles end up stronger than the line they are made of due to their construction.

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Excellent! I'm going to try this!

Many thanks, Simon

Here is another way to attach jib sheete

http://sailing.about.com/od/equipmentgear/ss/softshacklehowto.htm

 

Chuck

It is lighter than a bowline or shackle (safer and better for light wind sailing). See Chucks link above.

Charlie said:
very pretty for sure. I just tie my sheets with a bowline round the stainless clew ring. Am i missing something?

wouldn't it be simpler to feed the eye-splice through the clew ring then feed the line though its own eye

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