Jump to content

Isolating SS shackle on Aluminium


Recommended Posts

Some will be aware I'm rebuilding portions of my compression post/block and cabin top.

The previous owner had the blocks for reefing lines and boom vang screwed directly into the cabin top and sealed with silicon. That failed and allowed water ingress. I'd rather avoid drilling holes in the newly cored roof.

There's an attachment point on my mast base for blocks etc. I can attach these blocks with an SS shackle (goodness knows why this wasn't done originally but anyway). What can I use to isolate the SS from the Aluminium? I'll use duralac on the bolts going through the cabin top, but this shackle will be prone to movement. Is there something I can wrap around the shackle?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Shackle on to the base, you'll be fine.

1000's of boats do it that way, mine included.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...