I was asked if I had the recommended swivel and also if any rips or tears in the fabric
. Not wanting to have to refold the entire thing, I carefully removed it from its bag and unfolded it part way. There are no tears or damage to the fabric
that I could see. It does appear that it may have been deployed
once as the shackle has a bit of corrosion
typical on galvanized steel
and the fabric has darker discoloration. Again, nothing that I can see shows any issues or would cause me second thoughts about trusting it with my boat/life.
Once unfolded, I can smell the typical boat odor
that I couldn't smell when in its deployment bag.
It does have the massive swivel recommended by Para-tech.