Originally Posted by Gemma
I must be missing something. Why do you use the carabiners at all? Why not just connect the thimble on each line directly to each of the respective shackles on the plate?
Because we take the V-bridle apart to stow in the line locker. Yes, we could unscrew the shackes but we have them safety wired so it's a lot easier and faster to simply use karabiners.