MX: halyard shackle

MX: halyard shackle by Wichard

General description

MX is a High Resistance halyard shackle fully forged in 17/4 PH stainless steel to take on high loads. MX has been specifically designed to replace terminals on flying sails furlers (i.e halyard block) by providing  an outstanding strength / weight ratio and to reduce compression on masts. When luff tension is needed, it can be used:

  • to replace the halyard block on top swivel
  • to replace the lower terminal on spool (i.e snap shackle)
Oustanding strength / weight ratio:
Fully forged in High Resistance stainless steel, MX offers one of the best strength / weight ratios on the market. Compared to standard blocks and for the same line diameter, MX offers much higher working and breaking loads as well as optimised dimensions and weight.

A unique design:
Thanks to its unique design, MX can excellently distribute the stresses. Its particular shape avoid undue and excessive rope wear.

Easy to install:
MX requires no specific lashing knowledge. Its installation is as easy as installing a shackle, thanks to its Wichard slef-locking pin.

Reliable and maintenance free:
MX does not include any mechanical parts (i.e: sheave) which can potentially break. Moreover, it does not require any particular maintenance.

3 models are available: MX6, MX8, MX10
For NEX 0.9 and NEX 1.5: MX6 (option)
For NEX 2.5: MX8 (included)
For NEX 5.0: MX10 (included)

Models Part # Max rope size mm Working load Kg Breaking load Kg Weight Kg
MX6 11503 6 mm 1040 Kg 2300 Kg 0,044 Kg
MX8 11504 8 mm 1760 Kg 4100 Kg 0,096 Kg
MX10 11505 10 mm 2640 Kg 6000 Kg 0,186 Kg



  • High Resistance stainless steel (17/4 PH)