Wichard Stainless Steel Trigger Snap Shackle > Swivel Shackle > Medium or Large Sizes > Model No. 2855 or 2857 > High Resistance 17.4 Ph S.S.
- A part of Wichard Inc. line of heavy duty stainless steel marine grade hardware, which are built to withstand the harshest conditions imaginable and manufactured to last.
Made from High Resistance (H.R.) 17.4 Ph Stainless Steel, for unsurpassed corrosion resistance and superior durability.
Opens by hand under low load, or by using a release fid (sold seperately) when under heavy loads.
Easily attaches to a non-spliced sheet or line.
Rotates freely thanks to the swivel.
Outstanding working and breaking loads.
Many fastening applications, i.e furling systems, deck fitting, spinakers, etc...
Specifications & Pricing:
Shackle Option: 4 1/8" or Medium Size - Model # WIC-2855 - Length: 4 1/8" (105mm) - Diameter Opening Eye: 7/8" (22mm) - Diameter Closed Eye: 1/2" (12mm) - Material: HR 17.4 Ph S.S. - Weight: 6.40 oz. (184 g) - Safe Working Load: 3,527 lbs. (1,600 kg.) - Breaking Load: 8,800 lbs. (4,000 kg.) - Price: $189.43 each + FREE (Domestic) Shipping
Shackle Option: 5 5/16" or Large Size - Model # WIC-2857 - Length: 5 5/16" (135mm) - Diameter Opening Eye: 1 1/16" (27mm) - Diameter Closed Eye: 3/4" (19mm) - Material: HR 17.4 Ph S.S. - Weight: 13.76 oz. (390 g) - Safe Working Load: 9,171 lbs. (4,160 kg.) - Breaking Load: 17,630 lbs. (8,000 kg.) - Price: $229.43 each + FREE (Domestic) Shipping
Precision forged in France.
Combine this purchase with other items in our store for discounted shipping.
Available in several sizes.
Breaking load is the static load at which total failure, by rupture or deformation, occurs.
Safe Working Load is the maximum static load the product can endure without deforming. Prudence dictates not exceeding 80% of the functional limit.
Widely recognized for their first-rate materials, design and workmanship, Wichard products are highly documented, ISO 9001 certified, and backed by a 5-year warranty.
All Wichard hooks are hot forged and passivated, providing exceptional reliability, eliminating internal structural defects and protecting against oxidation.
Wichard's HR, high resistance, 17.4 PH alloy is one of the strongest available in marine hardware. This slightly magnetic alloy is used in their top-end products.
Because Wichard hooks are forged, when they are stressed to their limits they will show signs of deformation first and will never break suddenly.
Only forging creates a superior steel product, by increasing its elasticity and maximizing the steel's internal strength.
Most marine hardware can be divided into two distinct groups these days.
Cheap junk made with little, if any, thought to the impact its production has on the environment or the workers involved - or high quality gear made from materials designed to last, by companies that care.
We prefer to carry the latter.
Plastic and nylon parts are durable for a while and they satisfy price sensitive shoppers. Their production, however, creates numerous toxins, and eventually enough sunshine or stress will cause them to break.
Chrome, nickel, and zinc plating can protect metal surfaces for years, but their initial production, especially in third-world countries can cause devastating harm.
Painted parts are effective for a while, but paint production is usually nasty, and as it chips and goes over the side, paint carries its own poisons along.
At greenboatstuff.com we choose to carry aluminum, brass, bronze, stainless steel, and occasionally wood hardware.
In an imperfect world we know these choices are not entirely without their faults.
In our opinion, however, they satisfy our criteria for high quality, long lasting products that do the job well while inflicting minimal, if any, harm.
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