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Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles

Roughly the same strength as proof coil chain of the same size. To prevent accidental opening, always seize the shackle pin with safety wire. For increased strength, use one size larger than the chain, especially with High-Test chain (the pins will still fit).

  • Meet Fed. Spec. RR-C-271b Type IV Class 1
  • 6:1 safety factor
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
1/4" Galvanized Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackle, 1000lb. SWL 173296 6587W
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$3.99

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5/16" Galvanized Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackle, 1500lb. SWL 173304 6588W
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$3.99

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3/8" Galvanized Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackle, 2000lb. SWL 173310 6589W
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$4.99

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7/16" Galvanized Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackle, 3000lb. SWL 173320 6590W
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$7.49

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1/2" Galvanized Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackle, 4000lb. SWL 173338 6591W
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$8.99

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5/8" Galvanized Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackle, 6500lb. SWL 173346 6592W
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$19.99

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3/4" Galvanized Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackle, 9500lb. SWL 173353 6593W
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$23.99

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Roughly the same strength as proof coil chain of the same size. To prevent accidental opening, always seize the shackle pin with safety wire. For increased strength, use one size larger than the chain, especially with High-Test chain (the pins will still fit).

  • Meet Fed. Spec. RR-C-271b Type IV Class 1
  • 6:1 safety factor

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West MarineGalvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Easy to install (17)
  • Reliable (14)
  • Holds boat securely (12)
  • Safe (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (15)
  • Large boats (5)
  • Open water (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (10), Casual/ recreational (10), Professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Shackle suggestions from Practical Sailor

Shopping for shackles I came across these suggestions from Practical Sailor:
Get grade B. The more common Grade A (3/8-inch) shackles have a WLL of approximately 1 ton, and...Read complete review

Shopping for shackles I came across these suggestions from Practical Sailor:
Get grade B. The more common Grade A (3/8-inch) shackles have a WLL of approximately 1 ton, and Grade B shackles have a WLL of approximately 2 tons. Makers distinguish their shackle grades by coloring the pins: For example, the Crosby uses silver; Peerless (Peer-Lift line) uses blue pin; and Campbell uses orange.
Rated shackles have the WLL stamped on their body, along with the country of origin, a code indicating when the shackles were made and by whom, and their size (i.e. 3/8 inches).
Use largest possible size. Be sure to buy the maximum size possible, even if the shackle needs a bit of help to fit the anchor shank.
Buy American made. They will be made to specific standards. WM's Chicago brand shackles are expensive, but you may not want to horse around with cheapies from China that may not be standard quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

don't use with G4 high test chain

These shackles are not of a high enough grade for use with G4 high test anchor chain. For example, it would take a 1/2" shackle of this grade to get an...Read complete review

These shackles are not of a high enough grade for use with G4 high test anchor chain. For example, it would take a 1/2" shackle of this grade to get an adequate SWL for 5/16" G4 chain. For safety, go with a G4 or higher rated shackle. Also, consider using a Safety Anchor Shackle design so you don't have to wire the pin. An example of a high quality safety shackle in 3/8" size would be something like CM's model M848AG (SWL 4,000). Difficult to find unless West Marine starts carrying them, but worth the effort for the peace of mind.

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1.0

Cheaply made, not good

By Cpt. Mike

from Bodega, ca

About Me Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Corrodes

    Best Uses

      Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

      After 2 fishing trips, the galvanization is gone and rust is showing. These are the worst anchor shackles I ever bought.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      yes

      By Dave

      from Cohasset MA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

        it was good

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Product works as advertised..does not loosen

        By Pete

        from McCormick, SC

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Holds Boat Securely
        • Reliable
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

          Use it to attach anchor to chain..and chain to rode

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Good, Solid Shackle

          By CaptJack

          from Harrington Park, NJ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Holds Boat Securely

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

            I used these to add chain to my anchor rode. Easy to install and appear well made.

             
            4.0

            Does what it should.

            By JvD

            from VT

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

                Works fine. Wish it had a captive pin.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Does what it is supposed to do

                By none

                from florida keys

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

                  does what it is designed to do

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy again

                  By Shawn

                  from MN

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Holds Boat Securely
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Boats
                    • Open Water
                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

                    Works as decribed

                     
                    5.0

                    Good replacement for lost shackle.

                    By Jon

                    from Annandale VA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Boats

                      Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

                      Good replacement for lost shackle.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Shackle

                      By Capt Rick

                      from Mass.

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Holds Boat Securely
                      • Reliable
                      • Safe

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Boats

                        Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

                        Good quality at a reasonable price

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Very good

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles

                        By Texas Satwater Fisherman

                        from Houston,Texas

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • With little maintenance product has a long life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Galvanized-Steel Screw Pin Anchor Shackles:

                            Good product with a little care the last a long time, and are extremely reliable for all applications where a small shackle is needed.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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