Wichard HR = High Resistance stainless steel snap shackles
Manufactured in France by Wichard
The top quality choice in their category
Excellent break load and performance
HR = Forged from 17.4ph top quality marine grade stainless steel with extra high breaking strain compared with AISI.
HR delivers superb performance under load.
Forging increases elasticity and maximises internal strength resulting in a superior stainless steel suitable for high load applications.
Forged stainless steel does not normally break without warning but deforms before giving way.
The Skipper's regular safety rig check will therefore give notice and an opportunity for replacement
Wichard HR stainless steel snap shackles are the top quality choice in their category.
The plunger pin design and manufacturing process results in an assembly which will not come apart, even after extended use.
The plunger pin is ergonomically designed to open easily but also features a ring for attaching a release lanyard
- Fixed Eye - for standard applications where the line doesn't need to rotate
- Swivel Eye - for use when free rotation will help to maintain the desired sail shape
- Large Bail Swivel Eye - for accommodating an extra line or fitting
WD2470 is not HR, but deemed quite adequate for 6mm diameter rope.
Measurement A refers to the maximum usable aperture/diameter when closed i.e. the biggest diameter rope or fitting that it will reasonably clip on to.
Measurement B refers to the maximum usable aperture/diameter for the halyard, sheet or control line.
N.B. the maximum line diameter for multiple lines in a large bail can be estimated from the figure in the list below.
|WD-2470||Fixed Eye||non HR||35mm||8mm||6mm||160kg||400kg|
Large Bail is a Swivel Eye
WLL = working load limit
MBL = Manufacturer Break Load
- Shackle Type - High Resistance