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Old 09 July 2012, 15:21   #1
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What Clip ????

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Would like to know what other people use on their rope/strop, to launch their rib, our boat is about 3 tons.

We brought the strongest carbine hook from force 4 ,but on pulling the boat up the slipway it bent the clip.

Any tips or ideas would be much appreciated .

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With that weight of boat I would use a standard shackle.
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Lifting and Crane Heavy Duty Lifting Shackle - Machine Mart

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...TC=SRC-shackle
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Old 10 July 2012, 00:27   #4
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Hi all

Would like to know what other people use on their rope/strop, to launch their rib, our boat is about 3 tons.

We brought the strongest carbine hook from force 4 ,but on pulling the boat up the slipway it bent the clip.

Any tips or ideas would be much appreciated .

Cheers
out of interest - what do you tow it with?
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3 tons is a lot of boat - as above, I'd be looking at proper lifting gear, or there are some snap shackles out there for larger yachts that will take upwards of 3 tons.

The "captive pin" shackles used for halliards might be a good place to start - the big brother of these:

Wichard Captive Shackle With Bar 8mm - Duncan Yacht Chandlers

....and you can't loose the pin or the shackle!
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Hi all

Would like to know what other people use on their rope/strop, to launch their rib, our boat is about 3 tons.

We brought the strongest carbine hook from force 4 ,but on pulling the boat up the slipway it bent the clip.

Any tips or ideas would be much appreciated .

Cheers
3-4 ton ss D SHACKLE will wrk you wont bend that son,thats wat i use
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At that weight I'd be looking at floating her on a bit more. You can beef up the winch, strop and shackle but then most likely rip the towing eye out the front of your boat...

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Cheers for the replys

The problem is when the boat is pulled out of the water and up the slip way , we cannot always recover at high tide so often have a long pull up the slip way, we do have a safety line just in case but i would not want to rely on it !

We have a old tractor that we use but we also use a landrover 90 when the tractors not playing !
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