Tylaska's plug fids allow for remote release of trigger shackles that are in risky to reach locations or places that you shouldn't go while night sailing, especially if you're the only one on deck. The fid is pushed into the trigger hole and the tapered rear of the fid allows the trigger to snap closed again and hold the fid in place. A lanyard can then be placed in either of two locations depending upon the desired location of remote release. For side release, the lanyard is attached to the blunt end and can be pulled out either by hand or by winch. For rear release, the lanyard is attached to the tapered end and pulled from behind. The fid pries upon the trigger and stays captive with the shackle. The fid can also be used without a lanyard and operated as a ﾑhandle' for convenient release. We recommend using 3/16 in (5mm) line for the lanyard.
This fid is designed to be used with a TY8 Trigger Release Snap Shackle.