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Old 29-08-2017, 06:35   #1
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Homemade shackles secure our boat during Harvey

I trust my shackles so much that secured our home using them here in Seabrook Marina. Seabrook TX. Winds are tropical storm force and water rose 6 ft. So far.
Everything is good. Shackles working flawlessly. Note extra room on the dock cleats from using them in case I need to add more line.
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Old 29-08-2017, 06:44   #2
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If nothing else, thanks for the pics!!
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Old 29-08-2017, 07:39   #3
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Point load on shackle pins is never a good idea but glad you survived.
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Point load on shackle pins is never a good idea but glad you survived.


You did look at the photos?
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Old 29-08-2017, 08:09   #5
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Point load on shackle pins is never a good idea but glad you survived.
What pins? They're soft shackles.

And a nice example of these wonderful things, well done.
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Note extra room on the dock cleats from using them in case I need to add more line.
Now that's another advantage I hadn't thought of!.

Congrats on getting through it unscathed.
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Old 29-08-2017, 14:29   #7
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Re: Homemade shackles secure our boat during Harvey

My father 84 years old makes them for us . we use them 0n anchor bridle ,code 0 tack spinnaker sheets
love them
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Re: Homemade shackles secure our boat during Harvey

I hadn't thought of using them for this. Any problems with chafe on the eyes in the docklines?
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Shackles working flawlessly.
Nice work - like the chafe protection sleeves.
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Old 29-08-2017, 16:13   #10
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Re: Homemade shackles secure our boat during Harvey

You should consider putting them up for sale on the forum. Im sure people would be interested.
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Re: Homemade shackles secure our boat during Harvey

Looks really good - my only observation is that your load on the cleat is higher up on than if it were closer to the base, as in a traditional tie. This could create leverage against the mounting surface.
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Old 30-08-2017, 09:04   #12
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Re: Homemade shackles secure our boat during Harvey

Haven't seen much coverage of how the marinas did in the area. We had a Carver 32 at Seabrook for about a year some time ago after the rebuild. 6' or more probably today? Glad all is well with you there!
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Re: Homemade shackles secure our boat during Harvey

Pretty cool way of doing it.

Question... Is that the diamond knot? I didn't see the tails coming through the aft end like normal. Is there a new recommended knot to tie for these?

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Re: Homemade shackles secure our boat during Harvey

Ok, But can't see any reason to introduce 'Home made shackles' into this situation. Why not just half hitch your black docklines straight to the cleats with chafe protection where necessary on the cleans or ropes themselves. Your method just makes for more possible failures, though appreciate it didn't!!!!!
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Sorry,, cleats not cleans!
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