High quality hardware is essential for a proper shade sail installation. Attachment hardware failures can cause damage to the sail and to property around the shade sail. Low quality hardware is one of the most common reason shade sails installations fail.
Custom Shade Sails offers a variety of high quality stainless steel rigging hardware. All attachment and mounting hardware is compatible with the shade sails and other hardware we offer.
Our shade sail attachment and mounting hardware is manufactured with 316 marine quality stainless steel and is suitable for harsh environments and on sailboats. We do not sell lower priced zinc plated or galvanized steel because it will eventually rust.
Click the pictures below to see two possible ways of attaching a shade sail.
Stainless Steel Turnbuckle - Shown open and closed
Turnbuckles are used to attach shade sails to other types of mounting or attachment hardware (an eye bolt or diamond pad eye for example). A turnbuckle also allows for additional tensioning. UNC threads. 316 stainless steel. Normally, a turnbuckle goes on each corner.
1/4" (6mm) pin to pin = 5 3/4" closed 8 1/2" open (600 lbs. SWL) - $18.95 5/16" (8mm) pin to pin = 6 1/2" closed 10 1/4" open (1320 lbs. SWL) - $22.95 3/8" (10mm) pin to pin = 7 3/4" closed 12" open (1900 lbs. SWL) - $28.95
3/8" 316 Stainless Steel Eye bolt
Eye bolts are used for creating an attachment or mounting point on posts or poles. Eye bolts can also be used in solid concrete with epoxy to create a very strong attachment point. Marine grade 316 stainless steel. 3/8" UNC thread. 1,000 lbs WLL.
Eye nut without threaded rod - $9.95 Eye bolt with 4" of threaded rod - $14.95 Eye bolt with 6" of threaded rod - $15.95 Eye bolt with 12" of threaded rod - $18.95
Diamond Pad Eye
Diamond pad eyes create strong and attractive attachment points. These stainless steel diamond pad eyes are normally used with 5/16" lag screws or bolts. Measures 3 1/2" X 2 1/4".
Diamond pad-eye - $11.95
316 Stainless Steel Screw Eye
Screw eyes are used for creating an attachment point on wooden structures or posts. 3 1/4" will go into wood. 316 stainless steel.
Screw eye - $9.95
316 Stainless Steel Captive Pin "D" Shackle
"D" shackles can be used to connect a shade sail or cable to an attachment point or other mounting hardware. Made from 316 stainless steel. Captive pin.
A standard stainless steel pad eye is similar to a diamond pad eye, but with two holes instead of four. 1" wide by 3 1/4" long
Pad eye - $8.95
3/16" Stainless Steel Chain
Chain can be used to span the distance between a corner of a shade sail and an attachment point. Chain is sold by the foot. Enter number of feet desired in the quantity field when ordering. There are 12 links per foot. WLL = 830 lbs. 3/16" (5mm) type 316 stainless steel chain. $4.15 Per Foot
Stainless Steel Cable
Stainless steel aircraft cable can be used to span the distance between a corner of a shade sail and an attachment point. Enter number of feet desired in the quantity field when ordering. Type 316 7 X 19.