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Re: Main Sail Plastic snap shackle removal
your best route would be to replace them all:
There we were, coming around the eastern point of Peaks Island. Winds were in the 15 knot range, gusting to 25. Earlier, I asked my lovely bride to trim the jig. The wind gusted and POP! My winch landed in my lap on the over end of the cockpit. Back at Peaks, I looked up the check my widex and saw a shacke just above the boom snap. Then the next one . . . and the next . . and the next . next. next nextnextnextnextxtxtxt. Yes, my sail unzipped from the mast in anout four seconds. So, I replaced them all. If you don't have a chandlery near by consider using Sailrite.com. Those guys and gals are great. I've bought many hundreds of dollars in stuff from them, including . . . . a mainsail kit and all new slugs and shackles. Also a sail pack parts and sundry items. Prices are good, shipping is reasonable, service is awesome. Abd the instructional videos are to die for!