WICHARD SHACKLES SPECIFICATIONS
Wichard MX Halyard Shackles are a High Resistance halyard shackle fully forged in 17.4 PH stainless steel to take on the high loads. MX has been specifically designed for static load operations and can be used to replace the terminals on flying sail furlers (i.e. halyard block) or as a 2:1 purchase for your mainsail. 3 sizes available: For rope sizes from 8 to 14 mm. Designed and made in France.
As terminal for flying sail furlers: MX can effectively replace the terminal of your flying sail furlers, especially the halyard block, by providing an outstanding strength/weight ratio. When luff tension is needed, it can be used…
As a halyard shackle for mainsail halyards (2:1 purchase): MX has been specifically designed to adapt itself to the heads of most mainsails. Thus it can be used in place of a 2:1 purchase on a mainsail halyard making it easier to tension the halyard and hoist the mainsail.
Outstanding strength/weight ratio: Fully forged in High Resistance stainless steel, the MX offers one of the best strength/weight ratios on the market. Compared to standard blocks and for the same line diameter, the MX offers much higher working and breaking loads as well as optimised dimensions and weight.
A unique design: This unique design can excellently distribute the stresses. Its particular shape enables the MX to perfectly position the line to avoid undue and excessive wear on the line.
Easy to install: Requires no specific lashing knowledge. Its installation is as easy as installing a shackle, thanks to its Wichard self locking pin.
Reliable and maintenance free: Does not include any mechanical parts which can potentially break. Moreover, it does not require any particular maintenance.