Snap shackles provide one-handed operation for temporary applications that require speed and easy release. They fit a wide variety of blocks and make them removable. Just pull the pin and the shackle will open, even under load. Fitted to a post, this snap shackle won't flop around and end up in a compromised position just when you need to put your hand on it, like those times when you want to move the lower vang block from the mast base to the toerail to use it has a preventer.
This snap shackle has a 5/16 in. pin. Remember to match the shackle to the breaking load of the block it is affixed to.
|Breaking Load (lbs)||3600|
|Breaking Load (kg)||1633|
|Safe Working Load (lbs)||1800|
|Safe Working Load (kg)||816|
|Shackle Pin (in)||5/16|
|Shackle Pin (mm)||8|