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    Ronstan snap shackles – A more affordable alternative to a sailing staple?

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    Hailing from Australia, Ronstan have been developing hardware for sailors since 1953. The Triggersnap shackles are the latest shackle range in their extensive catalogue of deck hardware solutions and Ronstans own take on snap shackles.

    Choosing the right shackle – Where do I start?

    Soft solution for shackles


    Many shackles and connectors are functionally very similar, so it can be difficult to know exactly what shackle is best for each application. That’s why we have put together this blog to walk you through all of the types of shackles available at and tips on where to use them.

    Soft solutions vs. Tylaska’s Snap Shackle – Which comes out on top?

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    Here at, it’s no secret that we favour soft solutions. Although this has sometimes been controversial – would you trust Dyneema®with your lifelines? – when it comes to soft connectors, we couldn’t be more onboard.

    Loop Products: An Introduction

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    Loop Products are a German firm who pride themselves on hard work and innovation. Formed in 2005, Loop Products is the brainchild of Kohlhoff GmbH – a deck hardware specialist and wholesaler of top brands since 1991.

    Discount prices on Tylaska hardware

     Tylaska 800x800 hubspotTylaska Marine & Aerospace has been manufacturing premium performance sailing hardware for over 25 years. Their name is synonymous with the best snap shackles on the market.

    Sailing Blocks- Basic Glossary

    Different types of sailing blocks have been designed to cover all types of sailing controls. But, do you know your Fiddle from your BecketThe following definitions, or in this case ablockssary, will help you understand basic block terminology.

    Soft shackles are a win-win

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    Learn why Soft shackes are slowly but surely penetrating mainstream sailing. Understand their main benefits and applications plus maintenance requirements.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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