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These Ronstan Swivel Snap Shackles are available in fork, small bail, and large bail types. The fork type shackle is rated at 3500 lbs and the bail type shackles are rated at 5000 lbs.
|Type||Eye Diameter in. (B)||Jaw Width in. (A)||Overall Length in. (C)||Weight oz.|
|RON-RF6240 - Fork||5/8||7/8||3 15/16||4.8|
|RON-RF6210 - Small Bail||5/8||5/8||3-5/8||4|
|RON-RF6220 - Large Bail||1||5/8||3-31/32||4.2|
|Type||Max. Working Load lbs.||Breaking Load lbs.|
|RON-RF6240 - Fork||2430||4850|
|RON-RF6210 - Small Bail||3530||7050|
|RON-RF6220 - Large Bail||2430||4850|
January 11, 2021
We bought these to replace our old shackles while splicing new halyards last winter. After only one season of weekend sailing on the Chesapeake (hardly extreme conditions) both shackles are exhibiting significant signs of corrosion. The Ronstan site specifically indicates the body and internal components are 316 stainless, so this is pretty disappointing, especially considering the price. In order to replace them, I'd need to cut and resplice my halyards, which I obviously don't want to do since they're less than a year old.