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Wichard Captive Pin Shackle with Bar
Wichard Captive Pin Shackle with Bar

Genuine Wichard manufacture

Forged in grade 316L stainless steel

Key pin, Just like turning a key
One half turn twist to open and close

Captive, so the pin can't drop out

Removable bar

Shackle size = pin diameter

£15.90

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Wichard Captive, Key Pin Shackles with Removable Bar are a secure solution for attaching a halyard to the head of the sail or any application where a snap shackle aperture or rotation is not required.
This makes them an ideal end fitting for a main halyard or e.g a Topping Lift.

Wichard Captive, Key Pin Shackle with Removable Bar Facts, Features and Plus Factors:

  • Forged in grade 316L stainless steel
  • Excellent Strength
  • Bar secures the shackle to the halyard
  • Bar is removable for retro fitting to a spliced halyard
  • Threadless key pin - one half turn twist to open and close/lock
  • Captive pin means that it won't drop out when undone
  • Can be spliced directly onto the halyard rope or onto a spliced thimble
  • Available in 5mm, 6mm and 8mm pin diameter

Wichard shackle dimensions

Wichard Captive, Key Pin Shackle with Removable Bar Dimensions
WichardABCD 1D 2EFGL
WD-81432 37mm 13mm 5mm 5mm 11mm 4mm 49mm 31mm 12mm
WD-81433 45mm 16mm 6mm 6mm 13mm 4mm 60mm 37mm 15mm
WD-81434 59mm 21mm 8mm 8mm 17mm 6mm 79mm 49mm 20mm
Wichard Captive, Key Pin Shackle with Removable Bar Specifications:
WichardPin Diameter (C)Line DiameterBreak LoadWeight
WD-81432 5mm 6mm-8mm 1200kg 31g
WD-81433 6mm 8mm-10mm 1700kg 52g
WD-81434 8mm 10mm-12mm 2500kg 123g

Wichard Captive, Key Pin Shackles with Removable Bar are ideal for attaching the mainsail headboard to the main halyard.
They are suitable for splicing directly onto the halyard rope with a soft loop, or onto a stainless thimble if preferred

Wichard halyard shackle

Removing and Replacing the Bar
The bar is manufactured in two parts as in the picture above:

  1. a roll pin which is a snug fit inside the lug on each side and passed through a cylindrical bar
  2. a hollow cylindrical bar which sits between the lugs

To remove:

  1. Secure the shackle in position
  2. Drive the roll pin out far enough to grip the other end and remove by pulling.

    The optimum tools for driving out the roll pin so that the bar is free to be removed are a roll pin punch or a simple drive punch with a flat head, pictured below
    Care should be taken to use the correct size punch.
    Place the punch head carefully on the roll pin and execute a few sharp taps with a light hammer
    roll pin punchPin punch

  3. Pull the roll pin out from the exposed end taking care not to deform the pin
  4. This will allow the bar to be removed

To replace:

  1. Secure the shackle in position
  2. Line the cylindrical bar up with the wholes through the lugs of the shackle
  3. Line up the roll pin and tap gently until the flush.
  4. Use a punch to execute the final securing tap.
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Wichard-81432

5mm captive key pin shackle with bar

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Wichard-81433

6mm captive key pin shackle with bar

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Wichard-81434

8mm captive key pin shackle with bar

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