thanks. Having tired already of the dreaded split rings I was remembering that your shroud set up was different. My shroud plate has a fixed bottom loop and I rig the shrouds by taking out the pin from the plate (and dreaded split ring).
I’ve been looking at alternatives such as fast pins but how did yours work? I think you kept pin in (which kept your tension setting and therefore also split ring not a problem – just leave it there taped up!) and had a fastening from bottom of shroud plate to deck fitting… but what was it? A plain shackle???