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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

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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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    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".
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    Quote Originally Posted by snooks View Post
    I put them somewhere safe in October, now it's time to bend the sails on and I can't find them
    Didnt someone sell them on ebay, as advertised in the 'For Sale' forum?
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    They're stainless (or possibly bronze) so just leave them on the sail. Why would anyone be so daft as to remove them & hide them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snooks View Post
    I put them somewhere safe in October, now it's time to bend the sails on and I can't find them
    Don't worry, snooks, they'll turn up ten minutes after you have fitted the new ones. Then yuo'll have spares for the next time . . .




    if you remember where you stowed the spares, that is !!!!

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