Re: Swivel or Shackle
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It seems from the three responses ,that I am not the only one with concerns over swivels . I think I will go with two shackles in tandem as Ian suggested . Chuck your concern about hidden corrosion ,was a big problem highlighted in the Practical Sailor article . Diane loved the spoon you guys sent us ,stay cool out there.
Sassafras River, Md.
From: Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...>
Sent: Fri, Jul 2, 2021 6:47 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Swivel or Shackle
I had a mantus swivel as a replacement for my original amel swivel. I took it off because I could not see the link that attaches to the anchor. It was corroded as suspected. I use a shackle now without issue.
Chuck and Kim Back in Martinique visiting Joy with help from TS Elsa.
I wanted to change out my chain end for end and while trying to remove my swivel, I stripped the female hex head bolt that secures the pin. I assumed I would buy another swivel until I read in Practical Sailor magazine about the many failures from side loading,etc.,that there has been with swivels. They see no advantage over a simple shackle or two. So I was wondering if other owners just kept it simple and went with a shackle . I was thinking about going with the Mantus ,but I am concerned that if that single seizing wire should chafe ,the bolt could back out.