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Securing Mooring Shackles

Over recent years I have noticed that many mooring service companies, ours included, have started using wire ties instead of seizing wire to secure shackles.

I always ask for seizing wire and even provide the wire when the mooring is commissioned in the spring.

But even so, while checking today, I found wire ties.

Fixed now. Note the locking turns so that even if one strand breaks the seizing will stay put.

Worth checking what your mooring service company does.

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