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Old 09-04-2017, 15:06   #1
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Does anyone have an idea what this is?

We're still sorting through the things on our new-to-us boat. Today, we found this in the bottom of a dunnage box and we can figure out what it's for. Any ideas?

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Looks a bit like the top swivel for a single line furling drifter or asymmetric.. but I'm probably wrong
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Looks like some sort of quick release, if you pull on the small shackle does the "jaw" open?
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Looks like a Texas sized keychain/beer can opener.
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Re: Does anyone have an idea what this is?

Reminds me of shackles I have seen for spinnaker pole topping lifts on bigger boats, but I am probably wrong too. Got a spinnaker pole?
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Reminds me of shackles I have seen for spinnaker pole topping lifts on bigger boats, but I am probably wrong too. Got a spinnaker pole?
Don't think the OP would have much use for a spinnaker pole
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Re: Does anyone have an idea what this is?

Not sure what it is but I bet it's a good one!
I thought quick release of some sort also.
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Maybe a quick release shackle for the dink. If you operating the winch on the hard top would be nice to be able to release the hoist from there. If you don't want it I'll take it😁
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I actually thought it was a code zero halyard lock
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Looks like a Texas sized keychain/beer can opener.
Darn it, you beat me to it, Must be for those Texas size beers.
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Looks like the shackle for a single line furler.
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I actually thought it was a code zero halyard lock
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Does it come apart?
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Looks like some sort of quick release, if you pull on the small shackle does the "jaw" open?
Yes, although I don't know why or for what.
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Looks like a Texas sized keychain/beer can opener.
Makes as much sense to me as anything else.
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