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Old 02-24-2019, 05:22 AM   #4
Peter B
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Originally Posted by Simi 60 View Post
Groove the roller solved it for us.
No swivel required.
I agree. I used to have a swivel, thinking it was essential, until enough on here queried it. So, as I had a grooved roller, and thinking it through, it did occur to me that as long as you have all chain, and set the anchor up so the shackle when in correct position has the links vertical as they come up over the roller, they should then keep the anchor lined up correctly. This in fact did occur most of the time.

On the odd occasion it didn't just a half turn with the boathook was all it took to straighten the anchor up. So, yes, like Simi said.

But if you still have issues, then get the best swivel possible, don't skimp, or it will be the weakest point. Make sure no side load would fall on the swivel if things are not in line when the tension goes on the anchor. That is, moves freely in the anchor slot with tension in all directions.
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