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So simple - I found this photo on another forum, but can't seem to find the maker...
The entry said ABI, but I don't see it on the net. I believe the product line went to "Taylor Made", but I understand it is discontinued.
Personally, I would make the slot 2-3 times longer (so that it would hold, like a hook, with only one leg shackled) and I would add a latch plate (connecting the shackles) so that the chain could not jump. The latch would also greatly increase strength, just as a carabiner is ~4x stronger when the gate is closed than when it is open. It appears stout, so that is not at issue.
Looks simple though - a drill press, port-a-band, grinder, and a bit of scrap.
I see an answer I like; with a deeper slot it could be used as a chain hook, with two shackles as shown, or even latched. I can even see, as illustrated, that one could easily hook the chain rode simply by pulling it up from underneath and then slacking the rode.
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