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Re: Opinions on anchor swivels
I thought about putting a swivel in between the rope and the chain, but that will cause proplems going though the gypsy.
My 400' of rope rode is made up of two pieces of line. One 200' piece of 7/8" yacht braid and the other is 200' of 1" 3-strand.
Maybe, I will put the 3-strand on so it comes out last, reducing the effects of twist as the 3-strand will twist more than the rest of it. The 3-strand is shackled on so I can also use it for my stern anchor.
There is no real fitment problem, as a matter of fact it probably has better range of movement with a shackle on the anchor rather than a swivel.
That's why I had thought of having about a foot of chain shackled to the anchor, and then a swivel, and then the rest of the chain.
I have about 5' between my windlass and the roller so there is room for that.
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