Forged shackles

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Sailboat shackle / moving head / forged / stainless steel


Sailboat shackle / with captive pin / piano / forged

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Sailboat shackle / moving head / forged / stainless steel

S370 Technical Data Casting material : AISI316-DIN 1.4408 Forging...

Sailboat shackle / piano / forged / stainless steel

S362 Technical Data Casting material : AISI316 - DIN 1.4408 Forging...

Sailboat shackle / wide / forged / stainless steel

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How to choose this product


A forged shackle is a roughly U-shaped, round-sectioned metal fastener closed by a threaded bolt or clevis pin. It is used to connect or anchor fittings and lines aboard a vessel.


Shackles are commonly used to:
- join anchor to chain (bow shackle).
- hold fast the mainsail tack.
- fasten safety and lifelines on deck or aloft.
- connect shrouds to chainplates.


Most shackles are stainless steel, though some are of galvanized steel. Shape varies with use, and includes D, twist, bow and other shackle forms. Generally, a forged shackle with a round section is stronger than a stamped model with a square section. Closure systems include threading and cotter pins. The shackle pin usually has a hole in its butt end so it can be moused, or wired to the shackle for added security.

How to choose

Choice will depend on expected working load and specific use. For example, a bow shackle can handle a wider range of load angles than a D shackle, making it more suitable for anchor-to-chain connections.


- Sturdier than a stamped shackle


- Heavier than a stamped shackle
- More expensive than a stamped shackle

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