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WEST MARINE Genius Carabiners

An ingenious innovation-the gate opens at an angle to accommodate “fatter” rings and large mooring lines. Stainless steel.
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
3-1/8" Genius Carabiner, 450lb. SWL 317057 590-08
In stock online.

$29.99

5" Genius Carabiner, 1124lb. SWL 317073 590-12
In stock online.

$39.99

4" Genius Carabiner, 674lb. SWL 317065 590.10
In stock online.

$37.99

Product Description

An ingenious innovation-the gate opens at an angle to accommodate “fatter” rings and large mooring lines. Stainless steel.

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West Marine 3-1/8" Genius Carabiner, 450lb. Swl
 
2.5

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4.0

Nice innovation to the basic carabiner

By Captain Bruce

from Marathon, Florida

About Me Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Pontoon Boats
    • Sailing
    • Small Boats

    Comments about West Marine 3-1/8" Genius Carabiner, 450lb. Swl:

    I can't explain why the previous "advanced" reviewer considered this "difficult to use." It is a basic carabiner with an innovative twist. The basic carabiner gate can only open to point where it hits the carabiner body. This limits the size of ring or line to which you can snap the carabiner.

    The Genius carabiner has an angled hinge which causes the gate to swing to one side of the body and allows you to snap to much larger rings or lines.

    I have a 1/2" anchor chain on my 51' sailboat. My basic 5" carabiner does not open far enough to clip onto a chain link. The 5" Genius carabiner does. I only buy Genuis carabiners now. It is a bargain for $2 extra.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    No MWL listed!

    By Sailbad the Sinner

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine 3-1/8" Genius Carabiner, 450lb. Swl:

      No MWL listed makes it a pig in a poke.
      Probably good to suspend a kellet on your anchor rode.

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