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Practical Sailor carried out its shackle load testing (above) at J.L. Robertson’s in Australia. The test shackle is retained by larger shackles, then pulled horizontally until it fails. Testers recorded elongation throughout the pull, as well as the failure point. In industry standard tests, the diameter of the attachment should not be greater than the pin diameter of the tested shackle.

Anchor Shackle Re-Test Modifies Initial Findings

PS takes another look at Grade B shackles from Peer-Lift and CMP.

In the August 2015 and October 2016 issues, we reported the preliminary results of our anchor-shackle tests. However, more recent testing has raised questions about the conclusions—most notably our Best Choice designation of the Peer-Lift brand anchor shackles, sold by Peerless.

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