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Anchor Swivels and Shackles ...

... without getting into the discussion of the pros and cons of swivels, wondering, for those of you who do use a swivel, do you attach the Swivel directly to the anchor, or do you use a shackle between the anchor and the swivel ? I have a KONG Swivel, and I had a Bow Shackle between the anchor and the KONG, but sometimes the anchor twists a bit when coming up and that assembly binds up, so I either have to lean over the bow roller and break it free or let the anchor back down and windlass it up again. So, I'm thinking I'm going to try and attach the Kong directly to the Anchor ... like this ... Thanks, cheers, John

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