Kenter shackle

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8-5-135

Alternative term: Detachable link

A stud link in three parts that can be opened by removing a diagonal pin that runs through the stud and the other two parts of the shackle. Used for connecting chains or replacing faulty links.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM