( 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.