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Re: Opinions on anchor swivels
Tod, what type of swivel do you have and how do you have it attached?
I am not certain of the manufacturer. I have 2 swivels, one was purchased at a boatshow from Fawcetts and the other from West Marine, I believe. I have 2 anchors, each with it's own swivel. They are both robustly built. I use them to attach the anchor to the chain which permits them to pass more easily through the anchor roller. The problem with the traditional shackle was that it would jam in the roller and prevent complete retrieval and create a difficult chore up on the bowsprit. One of the swivels is attached using an allen wrench, the other a flat head screw driver. All fasteners are treated with red loctite. I needed to remove both swivels to disassemble the bowsprit earlier this year. I did so after applying heat to the threads to free the grip of the loctite. Both swivels were in excellent shape, no bent or mangled metal and all joints showed no signs of wear.
Sailing out of Rock Creek, Chesapeake Bay
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Last edited by Gladrags1; 07-09-2012 at 08:27 AM.