Thread: Soft Shackle
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:19 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by dhays View Post
Do you notice any chafing of the shackle? That was my concern when I considered doing what you describe. Maybe I will give that a try, it would save me one step.
That was my concern as well, but others I know who use them report excellent results. I've honestly only used mine a couple of times, so it's too early to report on wear. We have a chain lock built into the boat and most times I use that, reverting to a snubber only when there is more weather. The weight of the chain is a pretty darn good snubber unless it's really blowing, and even then the primary benefit of the snubber is to keep the chain from moving in the roller and making a lot of noise.
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