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Suncor vs WASI Anchor Swivel
By:Max Fletcher
Date: 3/28/2007, 11:19 am

I was building up the mental justification to spend $272 on a WASI powerball when I came across a similar item from Suncor for $135. The WASI 8 mm model claims a 40 KiloNewtom breaking load which I believe is 9000# (1 kN = 225#) The Suncor claims 15,000# breaking load for their 3/8-1/2" model (their 5/16 model fits my chain but not my anchor, so this is slightly bigger than the equivalent WASI)

Granted, the Suncor doesn't have as much swivel freedom, but I wonder if the WASI is truly better.

Any comments?

Suncor: http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/239640/0/0/swivel/All_2/mode%20matchallpartial/15/0

WASI: http://www.swisstech-america.com/anchor/powerball_dimensions.html

Sadly (and unusually) WEST seemed to have the best price on ths particular item that I found after a quick check around.


Messages In This Thread

Suncor vs WASI Anchor Swivel -- Max Fletcher -- 3/28/2007, 11:19 am
You missed one... -- Michael -- 3/28/2007, 11:36 am
save some money -- Mark Cole -- 3/28/2007, 11:36 am
Do you have a website or other for the Kong? -- Michael -- 3/28/2007, 11:44 am
west marine -- Mark Cole -- 3/28/2007, 12:33 pm
I had in mind the manufacturer.... -- Michael -- 3/28/2007, 12:49 pm
Here is a source of information on a lot of swivels -- Michael -- 3/28/2007, 12:18 pm
This URL should work better for the connector swivel information -- Michael -- 3/28/2007, 12:35 pm
I'll bookmark that one... long but looks good (nm) -- Charlie Stillman -- 3/28/2007, 1:48 pm
and here is the KONG web site link http://www.kong.it/pr_yach_new.htm -- Ronald s/v "Bremer Speck" -- 3/28/2007, 2:01 pm
Wow that is an extensive discussion on anchor connectors -- Max Fletcher -- 3/28/2007, 2:05 pm
Re: building up the mental justification to spend $272 for an anchor swivel. (pic) -- D. Thomas -- 3/28/2007, 2:26 pm
Why not use them...easy answer -- Michael -- 3/28/2007, 3:33 pm
I use a rock for an anchor.... -- Todd D, Allied 36, Maine -- 3/28/2007, 3:56 pm
No the safe working load and breaking strength of the swivel 'pin' will not equil -- D. Thomas -- 3/28/2007, 10:14 pm
Not sure what sort of swivels you're referring to, but the one D. Thomas pictured... -- Jon Eisberg -- 3/29/2007, 5:50 am
Oh longer than that....I think I'll keep it up just for the fun of it -- Michael -- 3/29/2007, 6:32 pm
Aren't they standard between upper and lower chain on mooring setup?.....nm (nm) -- Irish Eyes -- 3/29/2007, 10:56 am
WHY? so your new chain will fail at that point -- x-mooring -- 3/30/2007, 8:51 am
I've seen a lot of those rod floats rust through in the center of the rod -- Larry s/v Symmetri -- 3/30/2007, 9:14 am

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