Hanks

Piston hanks and jib hanks are used for sail attachment. Traditionally, hanks consist of a short piece of rope spliced or sewn into or around the bolt rope, but can also be made of wire. For staysails like jib sails and other sail types, in traditional sailing forged metal hanks or jib hank shackles are often used. Piston hanks are another variant of fixing the sail to the stay. There are many different types of jib hanks - for example, sew-on piston hanks that are sewn into the sail, single hand jib hanks or folding D-hanks. They offer the advantage of … Read more
Piston hanks and jib hanks are used for sail attachment. Traditionally, hanks consist of a short piece of rope spliced or sewn into or around the bolt rope, but can also be made of wire. For... read more »
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Hanks
Piston hanks and jib hanks are used for sail attachment. Traditionally, hanks consist of a short piece of rope spliced or sewn into or around the bolt rope, but can also be made of wire. For staysails like jib sails and other sail types, in traditional sailing forged metal hanks or jib hank shackles are often used. Piston hanks are another variant of fixing the sail to the stay. There are many different types of jib hanks - for example, sew-on piston hanks that are sewn into the sail, single hand jib hanks or folding D-hanks. They offer the advantage of …

… being able to attach and detach the sail from the stay quickly and easily. So rapid sail changes are possible.

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1249_01 Bronze snap hank WICHARD
Single hand WICHARD jib hank. Cast bronze with rolled finish. This material is easier on steel or stainless forestays. For durable attachment of the luff of the sail. Secure locking through spring-loaded clamp.
from €5.36
Art.-Nr.: 1249...
1598_01 Brass snap hank
Very robust snap hank made from solid brass for especially strong forestays. Strong front flap with spring-locked bolt.
from €57.03
Art.-Nr.: 1598...
1965_01 Jib hank
Classic jib hank to be sewed or whipped onto the luff of the sail. Handforged from steel and hot-dip galvanized. Due to the kind of production, the measurements may vary slightly.
from €14.82
Art.-Nr.: 1965...
1965_02 Jib hank shackle
Bulbous stainless steel shackles, which also work very well as hanks because of a wide design that slides very well on the stay. Opening: 25 mm.
from €17.45
Art.-Nr.: 1965...
1966_01 Sew-on piston hanks
Standard brass hanks, polished finish. To be sewed onto the luff grommets. Pistons have articulated grips and are secured with stainless steel springs.
from €7.41
Art.-Nr.: 1966...
1969_01 Crimp-on piston hank
Thin standard brass hanks, rolled finish. For long-lasting attachment to the luff grommets. Pistons with rounded grips, secured with stainless steel springs.
from €5.17
Art.-Nr.: 1969...
1970_02 Bronze 'D'-Hank
Simple high-tensile piston hanks, made entirely from cast bronze, based on the famed design of the American company Merriman. Rolled bronze finish. The overlapping ends close solidly as in a devil's claw. These hanks function without...
from €21.93
Art.-Nr.: 1970...
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… being able to attach and detach the sail from the stay quickly and easily. So rapid sail changes are possible.