The Seaflex thimble is designed to be used with rope diameters from 18mm up to 32mm depending on the Seaflex model. The rope is attached to the thimble by a quick splice. The quick splice has a low effect on the break strength of the rope. The synthetic rope recommended is well tested and has a break load, at least, double the break load of the biggest SEAFLEX® model (with 10 hawsers). This is to ensure that the maintenance over the years will be kept at the lowest possible level.
The integrated Seaflex shackle is designed to be attached to an anchor eyelet. Depending on the material in the anchor eyelet Seaflex can be equipped with stainless or galvanized shackle. A mixture of material would result in galvanic corrosion which could cause severe damages to the material. SEAFLEX® AB does however always recommend to use stainless steel parts, both in SEAFLEX® and anchor, in order to ensure increased durability and lifespan.