Shackles are for linking two components, and consequently play an essential role in term of safety.
That is the reason why our shackles are drop-forged, their technical characteristics are closely controlled during the manufacturing process allowing wichard to stamp its brand on them with every confidence. This signature offers you the guarantee of safety.
Self-locking standard pin shackles ''patented''.
At the thumb screw end, the elasticity of the shackle's body locks the pin's position into one or other of its small indentations. There is no need to worry about it accidentally coming loose due to vibrations.
Captive pin shackles ''patented''.
Not only are these self-locking, the pin is also connected to the body at all times, even when fully opened. Consequently, there is no more risk of seeing it fall in the water, which would make the shackle unusable. These shackles can therefore be fitted completely safety using just one hand.
Key pin shackles ''patented''.
Closing these threadless shackles is done simply by rotating the pin half a done simply by rotating the pin half a turn: it doesn't get much quicker? For major loads, there are also high-resistance versions.
''HR'' stands for High Resistance.
The 17.4 PH stainless steel that these shackles are forged from offers very high level mechanical performance characteristics. These models, which form an integral part of the fittings on large ocean-going monohulls and multihulls, are also widely used in the industrial sector. Titanium shackles (Ti) these shackles, which are forged from TA6V titanium alloy, were designed for high-level racing. Compared to equivalent High Resistance models, they offer a weight saving of approximately 40%.
These shackles are stylish and very reliable. Their special shape enables an end to be directly spliced without adding an additional thimble. The stainless steel models with a thimble moulded over the top are designed for boats under 60 foot long. For bigger boats, forged models made of either High Resistance stainless steel or titanium have been specially developed.
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