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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone seen the shackles for my sails?

    I put them somewhere safe in October, now it's time to bend the sails on and I can't find them
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    Hmm... I left the mainsail tack shackle attached to the gooseneck fitting, the clew one attached to the outhaul runner in the boom, and I couldn't get the one that attached to the halyard off If I wanted to. Likewise for the genoa. So that's where I'd look for them.

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    Whoever has pinched this lot - could they return the Clevis pin from my boom strut?
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    I always leave rig shackles attached to one side or the other of what they used to hold together.

    Not that that's much help to you now

    Pete

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    Look in the chart table. Things like that always migrate towards the chart table.

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    The fun is reuniting all the other 'losts and founds' whilst searching for, er, I forget now, what was I looking for again?

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    Mine are often found precariously perched by the grab rail on the deck where I put them down when taking off the sails at the end of last season....

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    A minor issue Snooks. Put some new ones on and you will find the old ones straight away.

    I managed to lose / forget the link at the top of my forestay, only discovered when the backstay was too short and the mast leaned forwards . . Then of course I found it the next day so had a pleasant hour or so up the mast with no forestay connected trying to fit the link. With mobos going past making wash - you scream at them to slow down and they look around but never upwards.

    The inside of my thighs is still sore after clinging to the mast like a monkey on a stick. I swear there are finger shaped depressions in the ally mast.

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    They're probably in the same place as the fittings I noticed and intended to pick up just before I started pressure washing and blasted them into the nearest bush.
    One hull good, two hulls better.

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    I have one locker where such things are always put (usually). Small items such as screws and clevis pins go into minigrip bags with a description written on it; e.g. "Don't know what these are for but better keep them in case they're important".
    "Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in good spirits." RLS

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