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View Poll Results: Anchor to Chain Connector Poll
One Shackle 38 54.29%
Two opposing shackles 8 11.43%
Kong swivel 7 10.00%
Wasi Powerball swivel 6 8.57%
Ultra Flip swivel (Brings anchor into roller the correct way) 3 4.29%
Righting swivel (Brings anchor into roller the correct way) 1 1.43%
No name swivel 8 11.43%
Other 3 4.29%
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Old 19-01-2013, 19:50   #31
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Re: Anchor to Chain Connector Poll

I may have found a US supplier. The ratings are pretty high even for 1/2 inch chain.

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I may have found a US supplier. The ratings are pretty high even for 1/2 inch chain.

http://anchormarinehouston.com/sites...ngs-swivel.gif
You're a champ !

I'm not fussed about swivels (neither for nor against) but I'm a huge fan of Kenter joining shackles, and I've been looking for a small one forever to attach my anchor of last resort to my primary chain

The anchor is a purpose-built Fisherman with telescopic shank and folding flukes, bigger (and heavier) than I am when it is deployed. (I, in contrast, am never deployed)

It has a shot of 16mm chain permanently attached, to a pin welded through the hollow (heavy RHS) shank ...

(in case anyone else is interested: ... which emerges slidably from a larger RHS shank, to the far end of which crownplates are welded (in that respect, it's similar to the Belfast anchor popularised by Nicolson - the other one. I changed the design so that either fluke can optionally be left folded against the shank, but develops full resistance and strength if the anchor somersaults and it becomes needed. A bit like a Danforth, in that respect. The flukes can be set to either of two angles. The stock hinges out, driven to do so by the shank extending).

I built it for a bigger vessel, but for the vessel I'm now contemplating, I'll be down to 13mm (1/2") chain, so I need some quick and relatively failsafe way way of marrying the two .

I see Anchor Marine do a 16mm Kenter, and if so, I think it would be ideal for my purposes. (Apart from anything else, I'm a big taper pin afficionado)

Fingers crossed that they actually stock them, and thanks again !
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