Spade anchor comes up backwards
Bruce I have the SPADE 100 anchor and my anchor **always** comes up the right way. Just as was previously mentioned, it looks like it will come up wrng but at the last minute as the shank comes up into my roller it flips over the right way. I think it does this because of the huge weight of the tip of the Spade anchor causes it to flip around downward (the right side up).
I have a maxwell Freedom windlass and maybe that is the reason it comes up the right way....if the chain feeds in the right way it will always have the shackle the same way.
I do NOT have a swivel. Maybe having the swivel defeats the chain and shackle coming up the right way???