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Old 02-24-2019, 09:38 AM   #9
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Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
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I disagree with the "you get what you pay for" theory here.

I the failures I have most often have heard is from some of the pricier models that "look pretty" but either had manufacturing flaws, design flaws or unsuitable materials. They sometimes have "hidden" components not easily inspected and therefore neglected.

The basic galvanized and inexpensive ones shouldn't be any weaker link than the shackles most people used. Simplicity and materials are common denominators.

Those that have reported failures with this type, I bet are the same ones using chain that has links so wasted its a miracle the anchor could even be retrieved. My PO for example had great looking chain except for a couple of links buried in the pile that may not often had seen daylight. and when they did, if you missed them going overboard....holy cow.
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