This is an example of what happens when you don’t have your mooring serviced on a regular basis. Both shackles are 3/4 inch steel.  The one on the right is new and the one on the left came off a mooring near Orcas Island during a Frogger service visit.  It had gone too long before servicing and was close to failing.  Corrosion in salt water can dissolve metal pretty quickly.

Two 3/4" shackles

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