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Old 02-09-2012, 05:01 AM   #121
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RE: Why does the anchor shackle Kink like this?

FF wrote:
"It doesn't look as sexy as a swivel but is considerably stronger."

It might be stronger IF you purchased a RATED , Marked shakle , rather than unmarked Chinese junk from a local marina.

Underwater with the boat at stake , "Made in the USA " works for me.


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Old 02-15-2012, 06:40 PM   #122
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RE: Why does the anchor shackle Kink like this?

xfedex wrote:
( for Allan) It present, I have just the set up you describe and am still getting the same kink. *I do think swivels are over rated and expensive.

-- Edited by xfedex on Monday 4th of October 2010 09:25:36 AM
*Not only are they over rated and expensive...but they are a weak point in your ground tackle.

I do not use one...have seen too many bent and misshapen.... *I run 400' of chain...on one anchor and 200' on another with 300' of rode.... don't really know why...never anchor in water that deep...but I guess if a storm comes up it will come in handy.

I would just use a standard stainless steel shackle to join chain and anchor... which is waht we do...haven't had any problems so far using a 60lb CQR or a Fortress FX37.


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