Wichard Stainless Steel Snatch Block with Snap Shackle > Model No. 34500 or 35500 > 5 11/16" or 6 3/32" Size > High Resistance 17.4 pH S.S.
- These Wichard snatch blocks with snap shackles are built to withstand the harshest conditions imaginable.
Crafted from marine grade High Resistance (H.R.) 17.4 pH Stainless Steel, for maximum corrosion resistance and superior durability.
The block's swivel head is set into a forged arm that swings open with the pull of a release pin.
Trunnioned snap shackle allows for twin axis rotation and proper block to load alignment.
Easy opening by simply pulling on the plunger pin.
Cheeks are overmoulded with soft rubber to protect the deck.
Fit to a pad eye or toe rail.
Use for barber-haulers, spinnaker sheets, genoa-leads, or changing leads.
High resistance alloy with superior breaking resistance compared to regular snatch blocks.
Passivated and drop forged for superior strength and corrosion resistance.
5 year limited warranty.
Specifications & Pricing:Please choose the Snatch Block(s) you need from the drop down menu above the product description.
Product Type: Wichard Snatch Block With Snap Shackle - Size: Small or 5 11/16" - Model # WIC-34500 - Type: Trunnion Snap Shackle - Length: 5 11/16" (145 mm) - Width: 2 5/16" (59 mm) - Thickness: 1 11/16" (43 mm) - Max Line Size: 1/2" (12 mm) - Safe Working Load: 1,980 lbs (898 kg) - Breaking Load: 2,870 lbs (1,302 kg) - Price: $159.72 each
Product Type: Wichard Snatch Block With Snap Shackle - Size: Large or 6 3/32" - Model # WIC-35500 - Type: Trunnion Snap Shackle - Length: 6 3/32" (155 mm) - Width: 2 5/16" (59 mm) - Thickness: 2" (51 mm) - Max Line Size: 5/8" (16 mm) - Safe Working Load: 3,300 lbs (1,468 kg) - Breaking Load: 5,510 (2,451 kg) - Price: $241.31 each
Combine this purchase with other items in our store for discounted shipping.
Available is several sizes.
Precision forged in France.
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 snap shackles 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.
All Wichard hardware is forged, and when stressed to its limits, will show signs of deformation first and will never break suddenly.
Only by forging alloy steel is it possible to create a snatch block design so unique, so strong and so simple to operate.
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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