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Old 10-06-2002
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Anchor Tests

I agree with all that has been said, but I will add that all anchores should have a swivel attached from the anchor to the chain. Most Commercial fisherman have swivels on there anchores. It amazes me when I walk down a marina the number of boats that don''t have swivels on.

I carry three sizes of swivel as a crew member and if the owner or skipper does not have a swivel on the anchor I convince him to put one on. It prevents the anchor twisting out when the load comes on.

I have found that most anchores that fail to hold when the load comes on is due to twisting.
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