Wichard HR Speedlink Snap Shackles

Wichard HR Speedlink Snap Shackles, developed to produce the easiest release trigger shackle available

Available in 4 sizes, select by length overall

£ 117.00 VAT incl.

£ 130.00


HR = Forged from 17.4ph top quality marine grade stainless steel with a greater break load capacity than standard AISI stainless steel
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

Developed specifically to produce the easiest release trigger shackle available

Wichard have used Ultra Technical Optimised Design to hone the shape, cut out unnecessary material and add strengthening ribs resulting in extremely sleek but ergonomic lines

Wichard Speedlinks combine the benefits of light weight and excellent break load capacity

Special load bearing surface on the swivel eye to prevent excessive rope wear

Overall optimised design prevents adjacent lines from jamming

Easy to open under load by using the release fid because of the sloping access to the generous fid aperture

Secure locking: the latch is designed to reduce inertia and prevent accidental release especially under impact

Part Type Length A B WLL MBL
WD-2650 Universal Eye 74mm 14mm 11.5mm 1100kg 2300kg
WD-2652 Universal Eye 87mm 17mm 16mm 1440kg 3400kg
WD-2654 Universal Eye 108mm 21mm 22mm 2320kg 5400kg
WD-2656 Universal Eye 134mm 25mm 26mm 4300kg 8700kg

WLL = working load limit
MBL = Manufacturer Break Load

Measurement A refers to the maximum usable diameter of the top aperture when closed i.e. the biggest diameter rope or fitting that it will reasonably clip on to

Measurement B refers to the maximum usable diameter of the aperture for the halyard, sheet or control line
N.B. the maximum line diameter for multiple lines can be estimated from B in the list above