LOUP® soft attachments replace heavy stainless steel shackles on racing and cruising boats. Weight savings on large offshore boats can be as much as 91 kg (200 lb).
Strong and lightweight, 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 LOUP strength by indicating the number of Dyneema coils.
Most LOUP configurations are made by taking the block apart. If the block can’t be opened, a pin called a “Dogbone” joins the LOUP to itself.
When fitting hardware, choose the LOUP that matches the attachment method shown in the chart. Custom length LOUPS are also available.
Use 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.
LOUP is a registered trademark of Yale Cordage.
Dyneema is a registered trademark of DSM Dyneema.
Spectra is a registered trademark of Honeywell International, Inc.