Harken LOUPS are ready-made soft attachments that replace
heavy stainless steel shackles on racing and cruising boats.
Weight savings on large offshore boats can be as much as
200 lb (91 kg).
Strong and lightweight, Harken LOUPS are constructed using
multiple coils of tough Dyneema with Spectra cover— one of the
most durable materials made. An annealing process ensures loads are equal
on all coils. Colored
tracers on the cover specify LOUPS strength by
indicating the number of Dyneem coils.
Most LOUPS configurations are made by taking the block
apart. If the block can’t be opened a pin called a “Dogbone” joins the LOUPS to itself.
When fitting hardware, choose the LOUPS that matches
the attachment method shown in the chart. Custom length
LOUPS are also available.
Use Harken T2 Loops in Carbo T2 blocks. These strong,
lightweight soft attachments are woven of Dyneema
fibers, and are load-set and locked-stitched to prevent
stretch after installation.