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Re: Opinions on anchor swivels

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Originally Posted by Dog Ship View Post
I mean applying rotational torque to the end of the fluke by means of a load being applied to the rode. It may only be enough rotational force to turn the anchor a 1/4 or a 1/2 turn, but that could be enough to drag anchor or cause difficulty in setting it.
This will happen when you have a chain or rope at rest.
Certainly with three-strand. Not with octoplait or 12-strand and not with chain. You could talk me into a swivel between three-strand and chain.

One shouldn't need a swivel just to align the anchor. There is some other alignment or fitment problem if you do.

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