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Old 23-01-2016, 10:12   #1
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What is the groove in this piece of hardware for.

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Re: Groove

It looks like a Selden low friction snap shackle. I don't think that groove has a real purpose other than manufacturing and keeping weight down. It's most likely a casted piece. The snap shackle is wide to give a large surface on the inside for smooth operation of a line sliding thorough it. If it's a cast part, the groove minimizes the amount of metal used to reduce weight. It could also be forged, but it would for the most part be the same deal.

http://www.seldenmast.com/en/product..._shackles.html


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One of my dock mates has two of these.one is solid and the other one looks like the one I posted.He asked me.I told him some one on this forum would know.These things are heavy duty I know that.Thanks for your opinion.


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Re: Groove

I found this on

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