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Wichard HR Snap Shackle fixed eye

Wichard HR Snap Shackle fixed eye

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


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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.

Fixed Eye Specifications
Part Type   Length A B WLL MBL
WD-2470 Fixed Eye non HR 35mm 8mm 6mm 160kg 400kg
WD-2471 Fixed Eye HR 50mm 16mm 10mm 960kg 2000kg
WD-2472 Fixed Eye HR 70mm 21mm 13mm 1280kg 3000kg

Fixed Eye Snap Shackle Diagram

Swivel Eye Specifications
Part Type   Length A B WLL MBL
WD-2473 Swivel Eye HR 70mm 16mm 11mm 960kg 2000kg
WD-2475 Swivel Eye HR 90mm 21mm 14mm 1280kg 3700kg
WD-2477 Swivel Eye HR 120mm 26mm 21mm 2800kg 7000kg

Swivel Snap Shackle Diagram

Large Bail Swivel Eye Specifications
Part Type   Length A B WLL MBL
WD-2373 Large Bail  HR 80mm 16mm 19mm 960kg 2000kg
WD-2375 Large Bail HR 105mm 21mm 26mm 1280kg 3600kg
WD-2377 Large Bail HR 140mm 26mm 35mm 2800kg 7500kg

Large Bail is a Swivel Eye
WLL = working load limit
MBL = Manufacturer Break Load

  • Shackle Type - High Resistance