Wichard backstay adjusters are engineered to withstand the harshest conditions imaginable
Marine Grade 316L Stainless Steel.
Passivated and drop forged for superior strength and corrosion resistance.
Allows sailors to optimize rigging and sail performance with ease.
Comfortable, easy to access handle.
Specifications & Pricing:Product Type: Wichard Stainless Steel Backstay Adjuster With Handle - Size: 1/2" - Model # WIC-5536 - Length From Pin To Pin When Closed: 13 3/4" (350 mm) - Length From Pin To Pin When Open: 20 1/2" (520 mm) - Toggle Length x Width: 5/6" x 3/4" (15 x 20 mm) - Pin Diameter: 1/2" (12 mm) - Working Load: 6,175 lbs. (2,800 kg) - Breaking Load: 9,350 lbs. (4,240 kg) - Stud Diameter: 1/2" - For Wire Sized: 1/4",9/32",5/16" (5-7 mm) - Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz. (1,306 g) - Price: $602.74 each + FREE Shipping
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5 year limited warranty.
Available in a single size.
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 backstay adjusters are hot forged and passivated, providing exceptional reliability, eliminating internal structural defects and protecting against oxidation.
As a result when stressed to its limits Wichard hardware 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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