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Shackles

Stainless Steel Bow Shackles, Stamped Shackles, D Shackles, Headboard Shackles, and more for sailboats

Stainless Steel Shackles

We provide an assortment of stainless steel shackles with different lengths and widths to fit you boat including bow shackles, stamped shackles, D shackles, snap shackles, headboard and halyard shackles, and twist shackles from Harken and Ronstan.

Bow Shackles
Bow shackles are best for multidirectional loads. Their large interior opening allows plenty of articulation especially when attached to a round bail. These are 'forged' shackes, meaning that they are polished to a high luster and are stamped with the screw pin diameter. The breaking strengths shown are derived from weights supported by 80% of the length of the shackle pin, similar to the length spanned by an appropriate block's headpost.

Stamped Shackles
Stamped stainless steel shackles are used on many small boat blocks from Harken and are available separately for use in a variety of applications. The breaking strengths shown are derived from weights supported by 80% of the length of the shackle pin, similar to the length spanned by a block's headpost. Stamped shackles are appropriate for low loads. For higher loads, select forged and forged high-resistance shackles instead.

D Shackles
Ronstan uses the term D Shackle to describe their standard shape shackles. These are available in standard, long, and wide configurations and a variety of pin diameters and sizes.

Twist Shackles
Twist shackles are forged with a 90-degree twist so the two attachment points can be perpendicular without torquing.

Snap Shackles
Snap shackles are handy for quick release applications.


Sailing Hardware Experts
West Coast Sailing is your go to source for sailing hardware and blocks for your sailboat. We offer and stock a huge range of components from Harken, Ronstan, and more in a range of sizes and configurations to meet your rigging needs. Chat with our staff of sailors by emailing us at info@westcoastsailing.net or calling/texting to 503-285-5536.

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