BLOCKS, STAINLESS HARDWARE, SHAKLES, SOFT SHACKLES, LOOPS
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WICHARD:

The Wichard Company was founded by Henri Wichard in Thiers in 1919. The company is both a world leader in marine fittings and a dominant industrial actor in various other industrial sectors: aeronautics, medical, automotive etc. Today the Wichard Group brings together products of the Wichard (marine and precision forging) and products of Profurl (sail furlers).

SOFT BLOCKS
FX RINGS
ROLLER BLOCKS
TRIPLE ROLLER BLOCK
HR ROLLER BLOCKS
BALL BEARING BLOCKS
PLAIN BEARING BLOCKS
PLAIN BEARING DOUBLE BLOCK
RATCHET BLOCKS
RATCHET TRIPLE BLOCK
SNATCH BLOCKS
STAINLESS STEEL BLOCKS
FAIRLEADS

BLOCKS:

SOFT BLOCKS:
Wichard is proud to present the MXLEvo: a soft block solution designed for all yachtsmen, whether amateur or pro. Designed for heavy load applications (mast foot, halyard tackle, barber hauler, snatch blocks, etc.), this system is available in three sizes.
Economical and easy to use:
Delivered complete with a Dyneema SK78 loop, you don’t need any specific technical knowledge to use the MXLEvo. It can be installed quickly and easily on any type of anchoring (chain plate, head ropes, etc.).
The rope housing keeps the ropes inside the block when there is no load on the system. The MXLEvo offers excellent value for money. It is one of the cheapest soft blocks on the market.
Heavy load applications:
The MXLEvo is designed to be used with heavier loads (low rope movement speed). As such, it is the perfect solution for use as: a mast foot block, halyard tackle, barber hauler, block and tackle, sheet return, large sail
foot, etc.).
Lightweight, robust and highly compact:
MXLEvo provides exceptional resistance for its weight. In comparison with a standard competitor’s block, The MXLEvo 10 is:
• twice as robust
• half the weight
• a third of the size
•For a breaking load of 5 tonnes, the MXLEvo 16 is 35% lighter.
A reliable solution with no need for maintenance:
As it does not contain any moving parts (such as a sheave), the MXLEvo is extremely reliable and requires no maintenance.
Adaptable to your deck plan:
The loop on the MXLEvo can be positioned in one of two ways, making it easily adaptable to your deck and to whatever anchoring point or chain plate alignment you choose.
Applications: Mast foot block – Halyard block – Barberhauler – Purchase – Tackle – sheet return – Mainsail outhaul – Snatch block: in that case it is recommended to use a 8 mm rope size

FXR RINGS:
Efficient and light:
FRX Wichard thimbles are efficient, light and reliable. Very strong, they can be used for heavy loads and semi-static lines. FRX thimbles are designed to make your lines run smoothly with minimum wear. They are hard anodized (50 microns) for a longer lifespan.
Applications: Mast-foot block, barber-hauler, inhauler, loop, thimble, lazy jack, running backstay, tackle, and more.

ROLLER BLOCKS
A comprehensive range of roller blocks suited to all modern ropes. Interchangeable head fastening systems for multiple attachment methods. Excellent high-speed low load and high-function load characteristics. Protection of the sheave by the cheeks for added durability
Multiple position, grub screw lockable head post swivel . Alloy sheaves design to suit modern ropes
Sheave 30 – Single Roller blocks with swivel head and becket
Sheave 40 – Single and Double Roller blocks
Sheave 50 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Roller blocks
Sheave 65 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Roller blocks
Sheave 80 – Single and Double Roller blocks

HR ROLLER BLOCKS
Complete range of blocks for yachts and mega yachts. High working and breaking loads. Excellent high-speed low load and high-function load characteristics. Alloy sheaves design to suit modern ropes. Protection of the sheave by the cheeks for added durability
Interchangeable head fastening systems for multiple attachment methods
Multiple position, grub screw lockable head post swivel Applications: Genoa and spinnaker sheets – Mainsail systems and travelers – Running backstays
Sheave 65 – Sheave 80 – Sheave 100 – Sheave 125 – Sheave 160 – Sheave 200 – Sheave 240

BALL BEARING BLOCKS
Complete range of ball bearing blocks. Modern design. Innovative design with two lateral races of ball bearings. Smooth running for low load and high speed action. Under high load the hub runs on stainless steel bush which allows the sheave to run freely. Light cheeks protecting the sheave. Wide choice of fastenings thanks to the universal head. The sheave can be removed for maintenance
Applications:
For dinghies and catamarans applications: genoa sheets, boom vang, footmast block, masthead block… For larger yachts: barber-hauler, various, control lines…
Sheave 18 – Single, Double and Triple Roller blocks
Sheave 25 – Single, Double and Triple Roller blocks
Sheave 35 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Roller blocks
Sheave 45 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Roller blocks
Sheave 55 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Roller blocks
Sheave 70 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Roller blocks

PLAIN BEARING BLOCKS
Complete range of plain bearing blocks. Modern design > Withstand high loads
Ideal for static operations. The sheave runs on the stainless steel bush. Light cheeks protecting the sheave. Wide choice of fastenings thanks to the universal head. The sheave can be removed for maintenance
Applications
For dinghies and catamarans applications: genoa sheets, boom vang, footmast block, masthead block… For larger yachts: barber-hauler, cunnigham, various, control lines…
Sheave 12 – Single Plain Bearing blocks
Sheave 18 – Single, Double and Triple Plain Bearing blocks
Sheave 25 – Single, Double and Triple Plain Bearing blocks
Sheave 35 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Plain Bearing blocks
Sheave 45 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Plain Bearing blocks
Sheave 55 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Plain Bearing blocks
Sheave 70 – Single, Double, Triple and Fiddle Plain Bearing blocks

RATCHET BLOCKS
The ratchet is engaged and released by simply sliding the button. Available in several versions to cover most applications
Single Sheave 55:
Réf : 84101 – with swivel head
Réf : 84103 – with swivel head, becket and cam
Triple:
Réf : 84303 – with swivel head, becket and cam

SNATCH BLOCKS – Standard or Stainless steel
Available in various versions. Highly useful on board (taking up a rope that is already reeved…). Free rotation thanks to snap shackle. Very strong closing system. Easy opening by simply pulling on the plunger pin. Shock and scratch-resistant thanks to the elastomer moulded cheeks
Applications
Changing sheets
Spinnaker sheet deflector blocks

STAINLESS STEEL BLOCKS
A comprehensive range of stainless steel blocks for any type of applications
Ideal for dinghies or sport catamarans. Lightweight, reliable and good performance
Available in a wide range of size and fastening systems
Applications
For dinghies and catamarans: boom vang, trapeze retriever systems, cunningham, outhaul, control lines… Low load applications on larger yachts

FAIRLEADS:
The single and double fairleads are the perfect solution to deviate the furling linge of manual furlers or flying sail furlers.

 

STAINLESS STEEL – SHACKLES:

SHACKLES
A complete range of shackles. Available in various sizes ans shapes : « D », bow, twisted, long… Forged in grade 316L stainless steel, HR stainless steel or titanium. No risk of shaking loose due to vibrations. No risk of losing the pin. Outstanding working loads
Self-locking shackles:
The pin is locked into one of the indentations.
OPTIONS: – D shackles – Long shackles – Twisted shackles – Bow shackles – Large opening shackles – Allen head pin shackles – Allen head pin bow shackles – Tack shackles
Captive pin shackles:
The pin is connected to the body at all times even when opened. Single handed operation for more safety
OPTIONS: – D shackles – Long shackles – Twisted shackles – Bow shackles
Key pin shackles:
Opening and closing is done simply by rotating the pin half a turn.
OPTIONS: – D shackles – D with bar shackles
Thimble shackles:
Allows splicing a rope without adding and additional thimble.
OPTIONS: – Captive pin – Allen head pin
Titanium shackles:
Self-locking shackle forged in Titanium TA6V. Important weight savings (up to 40%). The pin is locked into one of the indentations.
OPTIONS: – D shackles – Bow shackles
HR shackles:
forged in HR 17.4 Ph stainless steel. High working and breaking loads. Designed to support high loads
OPTIONS: – D shackles – Key pin with bar shackles – Long shackles – Bow shackles
Soft Shackle:
SoftLink has been developped for recreational sailors looking for performance and ease of use. SoftLink replaces shackles and snap hooks.

SNAP SHACKLES:
The Wichard snap hooks are designed to cover most of the applications on a sailing boats.
Snap shackles, trigger snap shackles, quick release snap shackles, double action safety hooks, carbine hooks and morring hooks.
HR snap shackles:
Forged stainless steel. The plunger pin is set captive into the hook and cannot become detached. Excellent working and breaking loads
Easy to open by pulling the plunger pin (possiblity to attach a lanyard)
OPTIONS: – Fixed eye – Clevis pin – Without swivel with female thread – Swivel eyes – With thimble eye – Large bail – Webbing swivel – Clevis pin swivel – Trigger snap shackles:
SPEEDLINK:
Discover the new trigger snap shackle by Wichard. Make the right choice!
Speedlink is the new trigger snap shackle dedicated to spinnaker operations on racing boats and offering an excellent weight / performance ratio.
Ultra lightweight: developed by using finite element analysis software, Speedlink has an optimised design thanks to its shape, cut-outs and ribs. Its make it extremely design and gives its one of the best strength/weight ratios on the market.
Easy opening: opening under load, whether manually or using release fid, is easy and effortless thanks to the generous passage diameter and its optimised slopes. No accidental opening: the special shape of the latch reduces inertia and avoids unintentional opening, especially under impact.
Sturdy: Speedlink is forged in HR stainless steel and can bear outstanding working and breaking loads for a minimum weight.
Modern design: its ultra-technical lines avoid excessive rope wear and prevent adjacent lines from jamming.
Quick release snap shackles:
HR forged (17.4 PH) quick release snap shackle. The opening is made by pulling the lanyard. Perfect to attach one sheet or halyard. Outstanding working and breaking loads. Free rotation of the snap shackle thanks to the swivel
OPTIONS: – Swivel eye – Large bail – Tack snap shackle

D SHACKLE
LONG SELF LOCKING SHACKLE
TWISTED CAPTIVE PIN
THIMBLE SHACKLE
FIXED EYE SNAP SHACKLE
CLEVIS PIN SNAP SHACKLE
SPEEDLINK
QUICK RELEASE SNAP SHACKLE
DOUBLE ACTION SAFETY HOOKS
CARBINE HOOKS
DELTA HOOKS
ONE HAND SAIL SNAPS
MOORING HOOKS

STAINLESS STEEL – HOOKS, ADJUSTERS, SWIVELS:

HOOKS:
Safety snap hooks:
OPTIONS: Double action safety hooks – Large mouth double action safety hook – Safety snap hooks (patented) – HR safety snap hooks – Swivel snap hooks – Webbing snap hook
Carbine hooks:
Grade 316L stainless steel carbine hooks. Symmetrical shape. With eye to attach a webbing or a splicing
Delta hooks:
Forged delta hook. Designed to be equipped with a webbing
One hand sail snaps:
Easy to install (single handed operation). Efficient use: no jamming of the system
Available in Grade 316L stainless steel or brass
Mooring hooks:
– Simple
– Automatic
– Chain grips
– Spare attachments
SWIVELS:
Swivels are used to link two parts which may have different rotation directions.Forged in HR stainless steel, they offer outstanding working and breaking loads
Many applications : marine, military…
FASTENINGS :
A complete range of pad eyes for safety fixing of deck rigging components
Several versions are available : single or double folding pad eyes, watertight or u-bolts…
ADJUSTERS:
The Wichard’s adjusters range allows to improve the overall performance of the boat
Babystay adjusters : to set up a genoa or a solent jib
Backstay adjusters : to optimize the rigging and sails performance.
WIRE ACCESSORIES:
Lifeline hooks to close the lifelines gate effectively.
Swage studs, wire grips etc…

SAFETY:

TETHERS
Sail safely with the Wichard’s tethers ! Several models available with double action safety hooks or carbine hooks. Easy to use and comfortable

PROLINE TETHERS:
New range of safety tethers. Maximum safety. Uniquely easy to use. Exclusive features. Compliant with ISO 12401 :2009 and OSR – ISAF.
Maximum safety:
• ErgoLockSystem (patented): automatically closes and locks the snap
hook
• Locking indicator
• Retro-reflective webbing, visible at night
• Overload indicator (as per ISAF offshore special regulations)
Uniquely easy to use:
• Easy opening snap hook
• V-Nose (patented): special tip makes hooking and unhooking easy with
one hand
• Wide opening snap hook (26 mm)
• Compact light tether
Exclusive feature: SmartLoop:
Product can adapt to suit all needs and users.SmartLoop lets you:
• turn a single webbing tether into a double webbing tether (see fig. A)
• turn a double webbing tether into two single webbing tethers (see fig. B)
Exclusive feature: EcoLogic
Removable snap hook lets you increase the lifespan of the product by replacing the webbing only. Our exclusive EcoLogic feature makes ProLine a budget-friendly range!
Regulations:
Compliance with ISO 12401:2009 and ISAF regulations (OSR). Overload indicator on all models
Special materials:
For less weight and greater performance. Wichard carefully selects materials (aluminium, carbon fibre, etc.). ProSnap snap hooks are forged in special aluminium to ensure excellent rustproof qualities and minimum weight. ProLine webbings are designed with materials that absorb very little water and dry quickly.
The ProLine’R range is equipped with a forged stainless steel snap shackle meaning they can be released under load in emergency situations (man overboard, capsizing, etc…).

DOUBLE ACTION SAFETY HOOKS
No risk of accidental opening. Single handed operation. Fluorescent lever for easy detection during operations by night.
Elastic webbing, 2 OR 3 HOOK:
Tether with 2 OR 3 fluorescent double action safety hooks. Elastic length from 1m to 2 m for free movements
Flat webbing, 1 OR 2 HOOK:
Tether with 1 OR 2 fluorescent double action safety hooks. Flat webbing (length: 2m)

CARBINE HOOKS
Elastic webbing 2 OR 3 HOOK:
Tether with two OR 3 carbine hooks. Elastic length from 1m to 2 m for free movements
Flat webbing, 2 HOOK
Tether with two carbine hooks. Flat webbing: length: 2 m

OSR
OSR tether with overload indicator (following OSR – ISAF recommendations)
1 OR 2 fluorescent double action safety hook and 1 quick opening snap shackle
Elastic line from 1 to 2 m. Overload indicator

JACKLINES KIT – LYF’SAFE JACKLINES
Either sailing solo or fully crewed, operating on the foredeck in most conditions requires extra attention and safety precautions. Lyf’Safe by Wichard is a complete jackline kit allowing safer operations and offering added value to the crew.
Why choose Lyf’Safe?
Adaptable and universal: Lyf’Safe can be tailored to the length of the boat (using the adjuster) and can be fitted on to most deck fastenings (pad eyes, pullpit, pushpit, cleats…).
Ready-to-use: easy to install, Lyf’Safe does not require additional fastening components such as shackles.
Reflective: thanks to its reflective stripe and photoluminescent casings, Lyf’Safe can be easily identified when sailing at night.
Locking system of the webbing: the adjuster casing prevent any accidental adjustement or release of the webbing.
Resistant: the anti-abrasion edges to the webbing prevent early wear and fraying.
Aesthetic: Lyf’Safe is an elegant solution suiting most modern deck designs.
Anti-chafing: the soft elastomer casing isolates the deck, eliminating noise and unpleasant vibrations.
Lyf’Safe includes:
2 webbings (material: polyester) with 1 end with a loop and 1 free end – 2 forged adjusters – 2 casings
Réf : 7051 – Lyf’Safe: the Wichard jacklines (length: 8.50m / 27′)
For boats less than 9,30 m (30′)
Webbing length: 8,50 m (27′)
Webbing width: 25 mm
Sewing resistance: 3 tons
Réf : 7052 – Lyf’Safe: Wichard jackline (length: 11 m / 36′)
For boats less than 12,20 m (40′)
Webbing length: 11 m (36′)
Webbing width: 25 mm
Sewing resistance: 3 tons
Réf 7053 – Lyf’Safe: Wichard jacklines kit (length: 14 m / 46′)
For boats less than 15 m (50′)
Webbing length: 14 m (46′)
Webbing width: 25 mm
Sewing resistance: 3 tons
Réf : 7054 – Lyf’Safe: Wichard jacklines kit (length: 16 m / 52′)
For boats less than 15 m (50′)
Webbing length: 14 m (46′)
Webbing width: 25 mm
Sewing resistance: 3 tons

BOOM BRAKE
Gybe safely with Gyb’Easy, the new Wichard boom brake
Why a boom brake? Gybing remains one of the most challenging operations on a sailing boat even for experienced sailors and can possibly generate injuries and material damage. Gyb’Easy is an efficient and safe solution to reduce such risks.
Concept: Thanks to the frictions of the specific line called Gyb’Flex passing over the boom brake, the boom is allowed to gybe smoothly and without jerks. The more the line passes over the openings, the more the friction is increased and hence the brake efficiency.
Settings of the Gyb’Easy: The adjustment is made thanks to the tension of the line. 3 different positions exist for a better adaptation of the mainsail and wind conditions.
Easy installation: It takes a few minutes to install it on a eye strap of the boom. Two different fittings can be implemented to fit with all the deck configurations.

PROLINE TETHERS
PROLINE RELEASABLE TETHERS
DOUBLE ACTION SAFETY HOOKS
DOUBLE ACTION SAFETY HOOKS FLAT
CARBINE HOOKS
OSR TETHER
LYF'SAFE
WICHARD LyfSave
BOOM BRAKE
WICHARD OFFSHORE SERATED BLADE
WICHARD AQUATERRA
WICHARD FIXED BLADE FLOATING KNIFE
BLACK LEATHER SHEATH

KNIVES:

OFFSHORE KKNIVES
BENEFITS:
Remarkable cutting power – Outstanding corrosion resistance thanks to a specific treatment on the stainless steel blade – Safety locking blade
Half-serrated blade: enables you to easily cut all types of modern ropes (Dyneema® etc…) – Single hand opening – FLUO colour glows in the dark – Light and compact – Soft grip for better handling – High resistance handle: extreme temperatures: -60°C – 100°C – Delivered with an adjutable wristloop – Designed and manufactured in France
Colours: fluo/black, blue/black, orange/black
SINGLE BLADE
Réf : 10112 – Offshore knife – single blade – fluo / black
Réf : 10116 – Offshore knife – single blade – blue/ black
Réf : 10119 – Offshore knife – single blade – orange / black
BLADE SHACKLER SPIKE
Réf : 10122 – Offshore knife – Blade Shackle Key and Spike – fluo / black
Réf : 10126 – Offshore knife – Blade Shackle Key and Spike – Blue / Black
Réf : 10129 – Offshore knife – Blade Shackle Key and Spike – Orange / Black

AQUATERRA KNIVES
BENEFITS:
Stainless steel plain blade – High cutting power – High corrosion resistance – Safety locking blade – Light and compact – Soft grip for better handling
High resistance handle: extreme temperatures: -60°C – + 100°C – Color: black / white – Designed and manufactured in France
PLAIN BLADE
Réf : 10133 – Aquaterra knife – plain blade – Black / White
Réf : 10134 – Aquaterra knife – plain blade – Red / Wihite
Réf : 10136 – Aquaterra knife – plain blade – Blue / Wihite
SERATED BLADE
Réf : 10143 – Aquaterra knife – serrated blade – Black / White
Réf : 10144 – Aquaterra knife – serrated blade – Red / White
Réf : 10146 – Aquaterra knife – serrated blade – Blue / White
PLAIN BLADE – CORKSCREW
Réf : 10153 – Aquaterra knife – plain blade + corkscrew – Black / White
Réf : 10154 – Aquaterra knife – plain blade + corkscrew – Red / White
Réf : 10156 – Aquaterra knife – plain blade + corkscrew – Blue / White
Options- can be ordered with wooden handle or bio-sourced version with lower carbon footprint.

FIXED BLADE:
Réf : 10006 – Knives – fixed blade – Length: 20 cm
Réf : 10007 – Knives / Fixed blade / length: 24 cm
Réf : 10009 – Knives / floating knife / length: 19 cm
Réf : 10005 – Knives / sheath / rigger’s leather sheath

KNIFE SHEATHS:
Réf : 10026 – Black leather sheath for Offshore and Aquatterra knives
Réf : 10027 – Brown leather sheath for Offshore and Aquatterra knives
Réf : 10022 – Knives / sheath / fabric sheath for folding knife