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Wichard HR = High Resistance Stainless Steel Quick Release Snap Shackles, yank to release while under tension
Available with standard size Swivel Eye or Large Bail Swivel Eye
Select by Length overall
HR = Forged from 17.4ph top quality marine grade stainless steel with extra high breaking strain compared with normal marine grade stainless
HR = excellent breaking strain and durability
Forging reduces brittleness and maximises the internal tensile properties creating an enhanced stainless steel ideal for high load applications
Forged stainless steel normally deforms first when overloaded acting as a warning before the fitting fails.
A regular safety rig check by skipper or crew should therefore give notice of the impending breakage and create an opportunity for replacement before ultimate untimely failure
Wichard Quick Release Snap Shackles features:
Measurement A refers to the maximum usable diameter when closed i.e. the biggest diameter rope or fitting that will reasonably fit inside the top opening clasp
Measurement B refers to the maximum usable 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 B in the second list below
Standard Swivel Eye Dimensions: