Improper Shackle Mousing

Mousing shackle pins with stainless steel wire to keep them from unscrewing is always a good idea, however it needs to be done correctly. Contrary to the photo below, the mousing wire should pass through the pin and around the shackle itself, not through the chain (which will work and eventually break the wire).

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