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Type of Shackle for Laser 2 forestay

Mollermitsu

New Member
Hi. I need to replace the shackle that secures the mast forestay to the bow plate, but I am not sure what type of shackle to get (size and/or strength). Any suggestions? The folks at West Coast Sailing could not help me.

Thanks in advance!
 

LaLi

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You don't need a shackle at all there. Just use the length of thin line (4 mm Marlow Prestrech is the classic choice) that you should have there anyway extending down from the wire part of the forestay, and tie it to the bow fitting. If you absolutely want to additionally have a shackle there, any smallish one will do. Not critical at all.

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Mollermitsu

New Member
You don't need a shackle at all there. Just use the length of thin line (4 mm Marlow Prestrech is the classic choice) that you should have there anyway extending down from the wire part of the forestay, and tie it to the bow fitting. If you absolutely want to additionally have a shackle there, any smallish one will do. Not critical at all.

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Thank you LaLi! That is very helpful.
 
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