Soft Shakles are on old technolgy that has been reborn with the advent of fibers like Dyneema. Soft Shakles have the same tensile strenght as stainless steel parts, but are lighter and much easer to fasten, and release.
Soft shackles are commonly used to attach jib sheets to the clew of the sail, assuming there is an eye spliced into the forward ends of the jib sheets. But they can be used in many places on power and sailboats.
Dyneema SOFT SHACKLES ARE THE NEW MUST HAVE ITEM FOR ANY BOAT.
Our short shackeles are made of Dyneema® SK78. They are light and easy to use. Every cruising or racing boat should have a few of these on-board for emergincies. Shoft shackles can be used anywhere you would have used metal shackels.