Winch Lines and Shackles

Donaghys Winchline is a high performance 12 strand braid, ideal for use in racing applications. Winchline is made from UHMwPE, one of the world’s strongest fibres, with the ultimate strength to weight ratio for high performance applications including Strops, High load purchase systems, Halyards, Runners, Checkstays, Afterguys and as the name suggests, Winch lines.

Donaghys also offer a range of soft UHMwPE shackles for use as a replacement for traditional metal snap shackle and screw shackles.


Donaghys Winchline® is 8 times lighter and 70% stronger than Steel Wire rope. Coated with Donaghys Armorcoat, this braid has high abrasion resistance and can be customised with covers and fittings to suit specific applications.

  • Low stretch
  • High UV resistance
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • High internal and external abrasion resistance
  • Virtually no recoil in the unlikely event of failure
  • Non rotational

Marine Soft Shackles

Donaghys' Soft Shackles are the perfect replacement for the traditional metal snap shackle and screw shackles. Soft Shackles are a versatile tool with many applications. The shackles are adjustable and made to connect strops or slings to vehicles, blocks or sheets on a boat. 

  • Will not rust or corrode
  • Light and easy to handle
  • Soft so will not damage soft surfaces around it
  • Do not need tools to use it
  • Versatile
  • Will not shatter if broken as with metal shackles
  • Safe and easy to use

Winchline Trailer Pull Rope

Donaghys winch pull ropes for trailers are safer and lighter than wire ropes. They do not recoil and incorporate quality stainless steel fittings.

  • Soft to handle
  • No splinters
  • No recoil
  • 8 times lighter than steel wire