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Re: Tool to open lifeline gates
The Tylaska shackle is not a “pelican hook” and, IMHO, is overkill for a lifeline application. If the OP needs to open the lifelines, it would be better to do so without having to fetch a tool, particularly if it is necessary to open the lifelines in short order.
We have 2 gates and they both use real pelican hooks, like the ones shown here: https://search.defender.com/?express...s=1&Trigger=ac
In 23 years we’ve never had one open accidentally and it is necessary to provide a lanyard to open them without a tool, such as pliers to grab the locking pin.