These shackles come in three distinct styles - Swivel Eye
, Large Ball
, Tack Snap
Shackles. Choose the quick-release shackle with a swivel eye if you need a relatively simple shackle that features an opening for attaching one sheet or halyard. These single-sheet shackles feature free rotation of the snap shackle due to the built-in swivel eye and make excellent spinnaker shackles requiring outstanding working and breaking loads. The Wichard Quick-Release Large Ball Shackles are also ideal for spinnaker sheets and have a swivel design for free rotation, but feature a larger ball for attaching several sheets.
The Wichard Tack Snap Shackles designed to be fully integrated into the sail with webbing, enabling it to be brought as close to the edge of the deck as possible. Its well-designed shape facilitates and allows for the optimal fitting of webbing. The Speedlink Quick-Release Snap Shackles provide excellent performance in spinnaker operations on racing boats. This style is exceptionally lightweight and features an easy-open design that provides easy opening even under high loads. It also has a special latch to prevent accidental opening, especially under impact. The team here at Atlantic Rigging Supply is on hand to assist you with finding the appropriate shackle for your boat and preferences.