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Iain

I also hate the split rings and a few years ago changed to spring loaded (fast) pins. I have had no problems with them and they make life so much easier for rigging and unrigging, as I think my system is similar to yours and I use them through the plate. If the rig is tensioned once the mast is up there is sufficient friction that they will not pull out under load anyway but even so the spring bits (which are surprisingly strong) are in no danger of pulling out (but I insert them from inboard to keep clear of the spinnaker sheets). I put them in before raising the mast. If you remember which hole they go through and use the same hole each time the tension is the same.

Please excuse the focus but the attached photos give an impression.

They are very simple to push in and pull out and make life much better if you trail regularly.