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Tylaska/Sparcraft SP Snap Shackles

The Tylaska SP6, this is the same shackle that has had its place in every major yachting event since its creation. This light, strong and reliable shackle has been the solution on boats up to 50 ft. Made from the same durable 17-4PH stainless as before, the castings are now hipped to create a finished part similar to a forging in strength and metal consistency.

Tylaska has also revived the old #10 snap shackle and has renamed the time proven design the Tylaska SP10. From the windy waters off Sardina to the rough and trying seas for 12-Meters off of Freemantle, the #10 has been there. This shackle has been the workhorse of most major races for decades. Made from investment cast and hipped 17-4PH stainless and suitable for boats 50 to 100 feet.

Both shackles offer a larger inside diameter than Tylaska's traditional shackles.

Part # Description Shackle Opening Bail Diameter Weight S.W.L. Break Strength
in mm in mm oz g lb kg lb kg
TYSC6 #6 Trigger Snap Shackle 5/8 16 11/16 18 5.4 153 6,000 2,722 12,000 5,443
TYSC10 #10 Trigger Snap Shackle 7/8 22 7/8 22 10.2 289 10,000 4,536 20,000 9,072


TYSC10 #10 Trigger Snap Shackle (SP10) Price: $183.71 TYSC6 #6 Trigger Snap Shackle (SP6) Price: $143.96



Speedlink by Wichard

Speedlink by Wichard Every detail of the new Speedlink quick-release shackle has been computer optimized to maximize strength and functionality while minimizing weight.

The Speedlink shackle was developed using advanced strength analysis software to give it the best strength/weight ratio on the market. Its advanced design uses cutouts and ribs to reduce weight in non-critical areas, while maintaining full strength where necessary. Forged in HR 17.4PH stainless steel, they can bear exceptional working and breaking loads.

Efficiency was also an essential design element for the Speedlink shackle. Its unique design can be easily opened under load, either manually, or using the release fid. The optimized shape reduces the risk of unintentional openings, especially under impact, and the large openings allow lines and fingers to fit easily into place. The special load-bearing surface of the swivel eye also minimizes rope wear.

Technical Specifications
Weight 1.84oz 52g
Length 2.91" 74mm
Working Load 2,425lb 1,100kg
Breaking Load 5,070lb 2,300kg
"A" Dimension 9/16" 14mm
"B" Dimension 7/16" 11.5mm


WC2650 Speedlink Trigger Snap Shackle Price: $186.92


Tylaska Trigger Release Snap Shackles

Tylaska Trigger Release Snap Shackles

Tylaska shackles provide discriminating sailors with the ultimate in strength, performance, and durability.  They are quickly becoming the standard for cutting edge racing and cruising sailboats throughout the world. Tylaska Shackles can be found on many of the boats in the Americas Cup 2006 Challenge, the Volvo Around the World Race,  Fastnet race, and Key West and Block Island Race Week series.

Tylaska shackles are precision engineered U.S. made shackles and are constructed to near-military specifications, with every shackle individually tested prior to shipping. Made to the highest standards of quality, durability, and corrosion resistance.  Computer optimized 15-5 PH stainless steel construction gives the Tylaska shackles the highest in strength-to-weight ratios.  Open with a spike or by finger. We have been asking for large bails and now we have them (SB = standard bail, LB = large bail).

Part # Description Working Load Breaking Strength Length Shackle ID Bail ID
lbs kg lbs kg in mm in mm in mm
TY5SB Standard Bail 2,500 1,136 5,000 2,273 2-15/16 75 9/16 14 17/32 13
TY8SB Standard Bail 4,000 1,818 8,000 3,636 3-7/16 87 21/32 17 19/32 15
TY12SB Standard Bail 6,000 2,727 12,000 5,455 4 102 25/32 20 3/4 19
TY20SB Standard Bail 10,000 4,545 20,000 9,091 5 127 31/32 25 31/32 25
TY30SB Standard Bail 15,000 6,818 30,000 13,636 6-3/8 162 1-1/4 32 1-1/4 32
TY5LB Large Bail 2,500 1,136 5,000 2,273 3-5/16 84 9/16 14 13/16 20
TY8LB Large Bail 4,000 1,818 8,000 3,636 3-5/8 92 21/32 17 31/32 24
TY12LB Large Bail 6,000 2,727 12,000 5,455 4-1/2 114 25/32 20 1-1/8 28
TY20LB Large Bail 10,000 4,545 20,000 9,091 5-9/16 141 31/32 25 1-3/8 38
TY30LB Large Bail 15,000 6,818 30,000 13,636 7-3/16 183 1-1/4 32 1-29/32 48


TY12LB T12 Trigger Release Shackle, Lg. Bail Price: $161.96 TY12SB T12 Trigger Release Shackle, Std. Bail Price: $154.46
TY20LB T20 Trigger Release Shackle, Lg. Bail Price: $223.46 TY20SB T20 Trigger Release Shackle, Std. Bail Price: $215.96
TY30LB T30 Trigger Release Shackle, Lg. Bail Price: $405.71 TY30SB T30 Trigger Release Shackle, Std. Bail Price: $386.21
TY5LB T5 Trigger Release Shackle, Lg. Bail Price: $138.71 TY5SB T5 Trigger Release Shackle, Std. Bail Price: $131.21
TY8LB T8 Trigger Release Shackle, Lg. Bail Price: $146.21 TY8SB T8 Trigger Release Shackle, Std. Bail Price: $138.71


Tylaska Afterguy Pucks

Tylaska Afterguy Pucks

The afterguy puck is generally used to prevent the shackle from running into the pole end and getting stuck or causing damage to the jaw. The afterguy pucks use the same high-strength nitronic 50 ring as is used with the asymmetrical sail rings. A machined delrin donut helps reduce chafe on the afterguy. Made for both the SP6 and SP10 shackles, the pucks are offered in both single and double shackle versions.

Part No. Description Materials
TYIAGPS 1 x #6 shackle Nitronic 50
TYIAGP 1 x #10 shackle Nitronic 50
TYOAGPS 2 x #6 shackles Nitronic 50
TYOAGP 2 x #10 shackles Nitronic 50




Wichard Stainless Trigger Release Snap Shackles

Wichard Stainless Trigger Release Snap Shackles

These hot drop forged stainless shackles release with either a fid or finger. They offer excellent corrosion resistance and a high strength-to-weight ratio.

Part # Description Working Load Breaking Strength Length Bail ID Shackle ID
lbs kg lbs kg in mm in mm in mm
WC2653 Standard Bail 3,970 1,800 7,935 3,600 3-3/8 86 7/16 11 11/16 17.5
WC2655 Standard Bail 6,380 2,895 11,000 4,990 4-1/8 105 9/16 14 13/16 20.5
WC2657 Standard Bail 11,400 5,170 17,600 7,985 5 127 3/4 19 1 25
WC2753 Large Bail 3,970 1,800 7,935 3,600 4 102 25/32 20 11/16 17.5
WC2755 Large Bail 6,380 2,895 11,000 4,990 4-1/2 114 1 25 13/16 20.5
WC2757 Large Bail 11,440 5,170 17,600 7,985 5-1/2 140 1-3/16 30 1 25


WC2653 Trigger Snap Shackle Std Bail Price: $191.59 WC2655 Trigger Snap Shackle Std. Bail Price: $217.77
WC2657 Trigger Snap Shackle Std. Bail Price: $270.05 WC2753 Trigger Snap Shackle Lg. Bail Price: $200.35
WC2755 Trigger Snap Shackle Lg. Bail Price: $226.44 WC2757 Trigger Snap Shackle Lg. Bail Price: $278.72


Wichard Titanium Trigger Release Snap Shackle

Wichard Titanium Trigger Release Snap Shackle

Remove weight from where it realy counts, your masthead and your spinnaker sheets. These shackles are forged from TA6V titanium and are 40 percent lighter than the comparable stainless steel models. Titanium is non magnetic and will not corrode.

Part # Description Working Load Breaking Strength Length Max Area Jaw Max Area Eye/Bail Weight
lbs kg lbs kg in mm in mm in mm oz g
WC52653 Titanium Trigger Shackle 3,960 1,795 5,500 2,495 3-3/8 86 11/16 17.5 7/16 11 2.40 68
WC53657 Titanium Trigger Shackle 8,800 3,990 13,230 6,000 5 127 1 25 3/4 19 7.00 198


WC52653 Titanium Trigger Shackle Price: $392.02 WC52657 Titanium Trigger Shackle Price: $609.79


Navetec Norseman Gibb 719 Supersnap

Navetec Norseman Gibb 719 Supersnap

The Navtec Norseman Gibb 719 Supersnap shackle is engineered to handle high loads while minimizing weight, size, and cost. It was designed to give sailors of racing and cruising boats, up to 30 feet in length, a distinct performance advantage.

The 719 Supersnap also has a dual trigger mechanism that can be opened by using one finger and can also be opened by using a spike.

Part # Description Working Load Weight Length Shackle ID
lbs kg oz g in mm in mm
NT719 719 Supersnap 3000 1,360 1.9 53 2-3/4 70 1/2 13


NT719 719 Supersnap Price: $89.78


Tylaska Linked Shackles

Tylaska Linked Shackles

Tylaska shackles are also available as a stock item joined together at the bails. This arrangement is ideal for temporarily holding the guy during a running spinnaker change or “peel” as it is sometimes called. Using an elaborate molding technique, Tylaska casts the two bails linked together as one unit, eliminating weakness from cutting and welding as is normally done by the competition. Two Tylaska trigger shackles are then fitted to the linked bail to produce a “peeling strop” or “handcuffs” as they are often nicknamed. Other configurations available upon request including welded ring versions and individual linked bails.

Part # Description Working Load Breaking Strength Weight
lbs kg lbs kg oz g
TYT5 Linked Peel Shackle, #5 2,500 1,136 5,000 2,273 4.2 119
TYT8 Linked Peel Shackle, #8 4,000 1,818 8,000 3,636 6.8 193
TYT12 Linked Peel Shackle, #12 6,000 2,727 12,000 5,455 11.2 318
TYT20 Linked Peel Shackle, #20 10,000 4,545 20,000 9,091 23.8 676
TYT30 Linked Peel Shackle, #30 15,000 6,818 30,000 13,636 44.8 1,273


TYT12 Linked Peel Shackles T12 Price: $386.21 TYT20 Linked Peel Shackles T20 Price: $494.21
TYT30 Linked Peel Shackles T30 Price: $826.46 TYT5 Linked Peel Shackles T5 Price: $335.21
TYT8 Linked Peel Shackles T8 Price: $350.96

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