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Old 07-07-2012
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Re: Opinions on anchor swivels

Ah, well that is the best reason I've seen for one yet, but I will never be anchoring in a river and the times we do anchor will be in sheltered bays and the like. So current won't be much of an issue and a lot of anchorages we have have the option to stern tie.
I understand the need to have some means of redirection based on the current swinging the boat around, but my main concern was removing the twist in the chain.
I have visions of the chain loading up and trying to untwist with the anchor flipping around or simply having difficulty setting it. I was thinking of putting about one on with about one foot of chain to the anchor to allow full movement without binding.
I just don't like the idea of a small bolt, that you can't really see, is all that is keeping the boat from a disaster.
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