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Soft Shackle


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 2mm – 3/32 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)
150mm (5”29/32)
Average Breaking strength is 451.0544 kg =  994.41 lbs.
Soft Shackle 2.5mm – 3/32 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)
150mm (5”29/32)
Average Breaking strength is 850.885 kg =  1875.88 lbs.
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)
80mm (3"5/32)
100mm (3"15/16)
150mm (5”29/32)
Average Breaking strength is 1372.164 kg =  3025.11 lbs.
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)
150mm (5”29/32)
Average Breaking strength is 1635.421 kg =  3605.49 lbs.
Soft Shackle 5mm - 13/64 inch
 
Measured as flat inside length when closed shackle's ends are stretched around its own rope diameter.

Sizes in mm (inches)

40mm (1"9/16)
60mm (2"3/8)
80mm (3"5/32)
100mm (3"15/16)
150mm (5”29/32)
Average Breaking strength is 2993.036 kg =  6598.52 lbs.  
Soft Shackle 6mm - 15/64 inch 
Measured as flat inside length when closed shackle's ends are stretched around its own rope diameter.

Sizes in mm (inches)

40mm (1"9/16)
60mm (2"3/8)
80mm (3"5/32)
100mm (3"15/16)
150mm (5”29/32)
Average Breaking strength is 4023.493 kg =  8870.29 lbs.

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.