Stainless Steel Tack Shackle by Tylaska > Sew-In Style > 2 7/8" Size > 15-5 PH High Strength S.S. > Model No. X8A
- Unlike many other manufacturers, Tylaska pursues a different product mission. Instead of looking for ways to cut corners and skimp on quality, Tylaska shackles are aimed to be the best possible product made based upon physics and not economics.
Many extra and exotic processes are used differentiating the Tylaska shackle from the normal piece of hardware.
First, every structural part is run through a procedure called hipping (high isostatic pressurization), which is a process normally only reserved for spacecraft and critical aerospace parts. This consists of heating the component to near melting point in a vessel containing inert gas. The gas is then pressurized and the softened component is squeezed and compressed to seal and collapse any underlying void or imperfection.
The result is a very dense and uniform material similar to a wrought or forged component, but in a shape or configuration impossible with forging. Next, heat treating is done in vacuum furnace to eliminate any chance of contamination. Several testing processes are implemented such as zyglo and magnifluxs to identify any microscopic surface flaws or cracks that could go unseen by the unaided eye.
Each component is then run through a salt corrosion test to identify any contamination or chance for staining and ultrasonically cleaned afterwards.
Next, each and every snap shackle is tension pulled to 50% of its breaking strength and also released under load.
This is not a random statistical process, every single snap shackle is pull tested and verified as to holding the stated working load.
After proof testing, the shackle is hand buffed and then cleaned again.
Finally, one last thorough hand inspection is done on each item to verify that nothing is left unchecked.
The result is a shackle that could pass as a piece of jewelry and exceeded the specifications for a part used in the space shuttle.
Tylaska shackles are not the least expensive, but they are quite possibly the best.
Some people may call it overkill but Tylaska calls it security and peace of mind for applications where failure is not an option.
The Tylaska Sew-In Tack Shackle's revolutionary new design actually sews into the tack of a jib in place of a sail ring!
Lanyard line or webbing can be looped through trigger hole for “stoop free” easy release.
- Much easier to install than normal snap shackles without the need for extensive lashing.
- Mounting lugs formed into the sides of the shackle allow it to be easily sewn into sail tack, firmly securing shackle to sail to prevent shifting and twisting that usually occurs with regular shackles.
- One hand operation.
- Lanyard line or webbing can be looped through trigger hole for “stoop free” easy release.
- Releasable under load.
- 8,000 lb. break strength.
- Standard 1” webbing fits snugly into rounded lugs to prevent chafing.
- Stays in place without shifting.
Available in one size.
Dimensions listed below correspond to the letters shown in the product diagram below the product photo.
Model # TYL-X8A - A: 11/16" (17.5mm) - B: 21/32" (16.7mm) - C: 13/16" (20.6mm) - D: 2 11/16" (68.3mm) - Length Overall (E): 2 7/8" (73mm) - Weight: 3.3 oz (94g) - Working Load: 4,000 lbs. (1,818 kg) - Breaking Load: 8,000 lbs. (3,616 kg) - Price: $106.99 each
Made in the USA.
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Most marine hardware can be divided into two distinct groups these days.
Cheap junk made with little, if any, thought to the impact its production has on the environment or the workers involved - or high quality gear made from materials designed to last, by companies that care.
We prefer to carry the latter.
Plastic and nylon parts are durable for a while and they satisfy price sensitive shoppers. Their production, however, creates numerous toxins, and eventually enough sunshine or stress will cause them to break.
Chrome, nickel, and zinc plating can protect metal surfaces for years, but their initial production, especially in third-world countries can cause devastating harm.
Painted parts are effective for a while, but paint production is usually nasty, and as it chips and goes over the side, paint carries its own poisons along.
At greenboatstuff.com we choose to carry aluminum, brass, bronze, stainless steel, and occasionally wood hardware.
In an imperfect world we know these choices are not entirely without their faults.
In our opinion, however, they satisfy our criteria for high quality, long lasting products that do the job well while inflicting minimal, if any, harm.
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