An alternative to seizing wire

Try using small cable ties to seize your shackles: they are quick and easy to use, and unlike seizing wire, won’t tear your sails or your skin.

  • Oliver Hutchinson

    This tip is fine, but for two things. Cable ties deteriorate with age and UV so should be replaced annually. And if you cut the tail off, especially with wire cutters, it can leave an extremely sharp edge, which can cut skin.