We’ve just made four of these soft loop shackles in-house for a racing J109. These can be custom made to your specific size and load requirements. Just give us a call to find out more.
In this instance, the crew wanted to make their maneuvers a bit smoother and to stop their jib sheets snagging and catching around the mast through tacks and maneuvers. So we spliced the end of the jib sheets as shown so that the loop shackle can be attached to the clew instead of tying bowlines.