The difference of bow shackle and D shackle

Sail Rigging-Bow Shackle

Usually therere 2 type shapes of shackles, Bow shackle and Dee shackle, the following is the difference of 2 shackles.

bow shackle

With a larger “O” shape to the loop, this shackle can take loads from many directions without developing as much side load. However, the larger shape to the loop does reduce its overall strength. Also referred to as an anchor shackle.

D shackle

Also known as a chain shackle, D-shackles are narrow shackles shaped like a loop of chain, usually with a pin or threaded pin closure. D-shackles are very common and most other shackle types are a variation of the D-shackle. The small loop can take high loads primarily in line. Side and racking loads may twist or bend a D-shackle.

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