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post #9 of Old 05-04-2019
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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:

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.
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