Soft Shackles

Discussion in 'Winching and Recovery' started by woodsman 44, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. woodsman 44

    woodsman 44

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    Had a buddy of mine make me up some soft shackles out of 7/16 amsteel SK-78 at 23,900lbs strength....will see how much I like them...so much lighter than the steel shackle...

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    Nice job!

    I have a few of the Bubba Rope soft shackles and they have been used many,many times. I love them, they're light, strong, high viz green, AND they float!

    I think you'll find yourself a convert.
     
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  3. Ted44

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    They look great!
    How did you get the knots tight? Is that a tested rating?
     
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    I got em tight by backing up a few times, by lightly shock loading the softies ;)....they were hooked up to my F450 as anchor point...

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    I've got both, soft & hard shackles...but I always seem to use the hard ones and maybe I'm worried about nothing, but the reason for using the hard ones first is that I'm worried someone will steal the soft ones if I leave them on the bumper like I do the hard shackles...so I carry them in my recovery bag.

    I carry 4 hard shackles, 3 on the front bumper & one in the pintle on the rear. That way they are always there and at the ready. I never see anyone caring soft shackLes on their bumpers...has anyone 'ever' had their soft shackles stolen or vandalized? Again, maybe I'm worrying about a non-issue.
     
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    Only mall crawlers leave their shackles on the vehicle. Shackles go in your bag, hard or soft. :flipoff2:
     
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