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Soft Shackles


Who uses Soft Shackles.?

Big boats, Small boats, Cruisers, Weekender, Racers, in fact, anyone who would appreciate the simplicity and ease of use.
If you use shackles or snap hooks on your boat then Robship Soft Shackles can make your life easier and simpler

Benefits to using a Robship Soft Shackle

  • About the same price as Stainless Steel but with advantages over stainless steel
  • No tools required to open them.
  • They are soft, no damage to deck-side and other equipment.
  • Very lightweight, four to six times lighter than equivalent stainless steel.
  • Extremely strong.
  • No fiddling with bits that can fall out.
  • They float!
  • Can be used in places that metal shackles might be impractical.
  • Safe. They are soft and easy on the body.
  • Easy to use, very simple to open and close.
  • UV stabilized
  • Abrasion Resistant

Robship short length Soft Shackles

These are excellent to use where a longer shackle’s attachment would flop around possibly damaging deck and equipment. 
Please see image below for an explanation of sizing.

Soft Shackle 3mm - 1/8 inch

Measured as flat inside length when closed shackle's ends are stretched around its own rope diameter.
Sizes in mm (inches)
20mm (51/64) 
40mm (1"9/16)
60mm (2"3/8)

Minimum strength is 500kg - 2300lbs

Soft Shackle 4mm - 5/32 inch 

Measured as flat inside length when closed shackle's ends are stretched around its own rope diameter.
Sizes in mm (inches)

20mm (51/64) 
40mm (1"9/16)
60mm (2"3/8)
80mm (3"5/32)
100mm (3"15/16)

Minimum strength is 800kg -  3600lbs

Materials used in our Soft Shackles

All our Soft Shackles use the Ocean 3000 XG from FSE Robline.
The Ocean 3000 XG is a Dyneema SK78 with an upgraded coating to ensure good UV stability and enhances its abrasion resistance.