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stuartXe posted a topic in Gear AnarchyI attach my Gennaker furler (Karver KF2) to the bowsprit using the gennaker's standard snap shackle. Problem is in a very short time the friction between them has worn them out a fair bit and developed sharp steel points that are chafing the dyneema lashing of the Spinnaker tack. I identified 3 possible solutions but not found much online to see if i'm on the right track. any direct experience is very welcome!! 1. Splice a short dyneema loop around the U-bolt and attach the shackle to it - this is the simplest thing, but I worry about torsion in this look when furling the gennaker in wind - I would be very interested in knowing if anyone uses this solution. 2. Karver suggested I replace the standard snap shackle with their 2:1 / 3:1 friction sheave. This, they say, will also better stabilise the drum when furl/unfurling and will make it easier to to install the furler when the bowsprit is out. This option works but adds a circuit and i'm keen to keep things simple. If I go this way I then wonder whether I could part with the spi tack and use the 3:1 circuit for the spi tack too - main price is the longer purchase system when rigging the spi and the heavier shackle (Karver's is 100g). I've shared a few more details on my boat's thread. Any insight is much appreciated