More Shockles use questions answered by Shockles president, Eric Sanford.
I would like your advice on the following shockles we are proposing to purchasing for a catamaran:
24″ F3 Shockle Black to be used as Jibe preventer – would this be better option than F2 18″ Shockle as F3 stronger and offers additional safety?
Nice looking cat! The 24″ F3 would be perfect. I’ve attached a photo showing how I also rig an additional Shockle (24″ F3) on the lazy sheet of my 125% jib when going down wind – you can only do this on a cat, but it works great – keeping the jib from flogging in vaiable winds.
What shockle should be purchase for towing 2ft 6″ inflatable with soft bottom and weight of 35 kgs (77 lbs). Imagine shockles have most benefit on heavier fibreglass bottomed RIB’s
I imagine you mean 12’6″ and not 2’6″. Again, I would use a 24″ F3. Very strong and lots of stretch. I also highly recommend you use our new LineGrabbers to attach all your Shockles (and many other things as well).
What are the most popular sizes of Mini shockles used by boaters for use on yacht rather than home / land applications – 6″ 12″ 18″ or 24″. We probably need a selection and would welcome your suggestion as to most useful sizes to have on board. They look very useful.
Yes, they are very useful. I have a couple dozen on my boat (a 42′ cat)…. but then again I get a deal! I would suggest 2-3 each of 12″, 18″ and 24″.
What size of Fender friend would we need – It looks like we should order Small? Please advise. I have attached a photo of the catamaran so that you can see size of fenders we use and hull size etc.
It looks like you’re hanging them from your lifelines, so I would go with the large (has a longer hanging strap than the small).