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I have a question for you. All the shackles and slides on my boat are the nylon types, and I've replaced them all but three. These three are made out of some kind of metal, and they're located at the aft end of the mainsail foot near the clew. One is corroded into the boom, and I've tried several things to get it loose, but I've been unsuccessful so far. Got any ideas how I can get it loose?
Wish I had a Hi good answer for this question but I have no relevant experience. Id try penetrating oil, avoid rust removers that might marr the aluminum (read direction and cautions) or maybe do judicious use of a dremel with a cutting wheel.

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Re: Main Sail Plastic snap shackle removal

Thank you very much for this information. I just pulled the whole sail off yesterday. It's a very dirty main sail (hoping I can get the dirt dobber stains and such removed). I'll order a brand new set of these shackles and cars tonight. I guess West Marine is as good of a place as any to order from?
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Thank you very much for this information. I just pulled the whole sail off yesterday. It's a very dirty main sail (hoping I can get the dirt dobber stains and such removed). I'll order a brand new set of these shackles and cars tonight. I guess West Marine is as good of a place as any to order from?
Yes, if money is no object. I would look at Sailrite.com first.
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Re: Main Sail Plastic snap shackle removal

I ordered ours at Sailrite. Know the size you need, and get some extras.
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