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Re: Chain to chain connectors on anchor chain
On a related issue, the shackle on our anchor is a standard rounded shackle and clevis that just won't pull through the cheeks of the bow roller, meaning I have to lean over the pulpit, lift the chain off the roller and set the anchor shank on the roller to get the shackle past.. what is everyone's choice for chain/anchor connection?
The various swivels look like they'd pass through but they seem a) unnecessary and b) worrisome from a strength perspective. The mid-link connector shown above looks like a possibility..
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