What’s best – Swivel or Shackle?


Attaching your anchor properly to your chain can be easily overlooked and often results in this being the weakest link in the system. Because your system is only as good as it’s weakest link this is a serious matter.
Many hardened sailors will tell you the only way to do this properly is with a properly sized quality shackle and in past times I would have been one of them. Not now though.
Good design combined with good materials now mean there are swivels that are as strong or stronger than the best shackles and there are other advantages too…

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