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Old 02-24-2019, 06:47 AM   #6
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Properly installed and checked, plus maybe oversizing, I don't see them as a big risk except in severe weather. You can remove it for those occasional events.

A groove didn't solve my twisting problems so the swivel was the answer.

An inexpensive, oversized, figure 8, galvanized one works just fine and has survived many wind and tide shifts for years now with no rust and no failure imminent.

If you anchor is mostly mild conditions which for loopers and snowbirders isn't tough, no need to overthink the whys and why nots.
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