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I have to replace the main and jib halyards on my ODay 28. I've decided to purchase pre-spliced halyards, but I'm not sure about the shackles. There are many different sizes with stated "working loads" or "breaking loads". What size wl or bl do I need for my boat?
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some around here are not a fan of snap shackles, but you can use the crew shackles and not need to have them sliced in.
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I would recommend getting 5/16" shackles for your boat. They are probably a bit over-sized, but that is generally a good thing. I'd recommend the wichard 5/16" captive screw-pin shackles.
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