The T16 is a larger shackle designed for mid to large sized boats. The T16 has a breaking strength of 16,000 pounds and weighs only 9.1 ounces in the standard bail configuration. Ideal for 40 to 50 foot sailboats. The T16 is intended for static load applications only and is NOT approved for lifting applications.
Kingfisher Yacht Ropes keep both Standard bail and large bail T16 Shackles in stock. Other versions in decorative bronze, black oxide finish or with clevis ball are available to order.
The term stainless steel is used to describe a family of about 200 alloys of steel with remarkable heat and corrosion resistance properties. Its distinguishing characteristic is the high amount of chromium. Stainless steel contains a minimum of 10.5% of chromium that improves its corrosion resistance and strength.