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Old 09-08-2015, 03:36 PM   #1
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Ultra Swivel - opinions?

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I have done a lot of anchoring from the bow without a swivel in the past with no issues. On my new boat with a remote windless control at the helm I find the special Ultra swivel very useful. This devise flips the anchor over if it comes up backwards or sideward and takes a lot of load off the entire rig. The Ultra swivel is a ball and socket type. The swivels that are not ball and socket have been known to fail do to repeated un toggled lateral stress and are a poor choice for the job particularly stressed if they come up to the roller and jam at the wrong angle across their toggle plane. So I do see a use for a good ball and socket swivel if you have a remote windless application on your boat.
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Anchors coming up bass akwards is a bit more of a problem when the anchor weighs more than you can lift. I have an Ultra flip swivel that is rated stronger than the 1/2" G4 chain I use and flips the anchor to the correct position every time. A bit easier than trying to rotate a 176# anchor with a boat hook in one hand and the windlass control in the other.

Anyone else use an Ultra Swivel? Experience good, bad, or indifferent?

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Our current articulating swivel presented our SuperMax anchor turned 180 around, yesterday. Turns out it could stand a little lube...

But then in the meantime, a dock neighbor has just been showing me his new Ultra anchor and Ultra Swivel... and the orientation control sounds useful.

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Old 09-08-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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I've used one with several different anchors on two different boats. It has always worked as advertised. I put a little grease in the swivel every year when I clean and grease my windlass. There were a few older models of the swivel that were recalled several years ago. The new ones have a different design.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:44 PM   #3
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I've subsequently discovered Ultra anchors are from Quickline (at least here in the U.S.), and they also offer the Ultra Flip Swivel: Ultra Flip Swivel | Quickline USA

And these things are a tad pricey, too!


Practical Sailor and Sounding Trade Only had articles about a recall off the UFS8 model, apparently which was originally cast instead of being machined.

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We have two attached to the two Ultra anchors we have. Very happy with them so far.
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