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Triple Anchor Swivel

A couple of years ago I saw a Triple Anchor Swivel advertized, but have lost track of where and cannot find it by web search. This is not the in-line single anchor, triple swivel. It is designed to accomodate three deployed anchors with a heavy duty swivel to help prevent anchor rode twisting. If anyone remembers this item, would appreciate tip on where to find it as well as If anyone has first hand experience with it, I would greatly appreciate any advice.

I am aware that serious cruisers generally recommend to avoid using swivels, but this product is pretty heavy duty.
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They are discouraged to use a swivel with laid line. Because as the line tensions and detensions while the boat horse around on the anchor, it is the detensioning of the line where that swivel will allow the laid line to cockle, thus weakening line as the cockles are pulled into the lay when that line goes under tension again. With a double braid or plaided line or chain the swivel is a good thing to have.
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Triple Anchor Swivel

Thanks, That's it. It's for hooking up to a mooring using a bridle of two lines on a monohul or three lines on a multihull.

I've been thinking of using it to deploy three anchors in storm conditions to the bridle with a heavy line run from the bridle swivel to a heavy duty attachment point at water level below the bow sprit kicker. I would also attach a bridle as a back up in case the atachment point at water level failed. I'm thinking that there would be a number of advatages to this direct attachment. The major advantage is that it avoids chafe at the bow chocks.
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I went on the web page that "mazzy" cited. They now have a double bridle plate that does exactly what I want to do.
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You could buy shackles & swivels & fabricate the plate yourself if the saveings were enough to make it worhwhile.
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I've been thinking of using it to deploy three anchors in storm conditions
Hi SkipperBob,
One question? Are you planning to make a permanent mooring, with three anchors??

If you want to use three anchors during a storm, I hope for you that you will not have to leave, otherwise, you will not be able to retrieve the three anchors??

What about a single oversized "storm" anchor?
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Actually it is. I read the web pages, very similar to Manson, Spade etc.
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