Anchor rigging question

pescadorrr

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Getting ready to get my galvanized bruce/claw anchor set up. Any suggestions what material to use for the seizing wire for the galvanized shackle?Monel? SS? Does it make a difference if you put the staight pin on the D shackle through the anchor, or the rounded part? How do people feel about swivels for anchor chain?

Thanks!
 
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sickcat

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Stainless wire is fine.

Either way for the shackle depending on if the pin is the only part that will go through the chain link.

Not a big fan of swivels. Let the anchor spin straight while raising it - don't try to wind chain that is twisted.
 
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Capt.C.Delany

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    I have been using 3 zip ties instead of wire. Works perfectly.

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    To be clear, I would not go to sleep or leave the boat un-attended with this set up. Just makes it super easy when pulling the anchor by hand if it gets hung up, instead of cleating it off and using the boat.
     
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    Dragon
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    What size anchor? I just got a Bruce 11lb was going to use 2 zip ties? they are a little thicker. I went with the swivel, 25' of 1/4 galv. chain & 250' of braided 1/2"
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    Capt.C.Delany
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    It's a Lewmar Claw anchor, I believe it is the 22 lb. but it could possibly be the 16.5. Ill check it this weekend.

    (30' of 1/4 chain + 300' of 1/2" 8-plait)
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    pescadorrr

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    Stainless wire is fine.

    Either way for the shackle depending on if the pin is the only part that will go through the chain link.

    Not a big fan of swivels. Let the anchor spin straight while raising it - don't try to wind chain that is twisted.
    Yeah I had my doubts about swivels. Just seems like one more thing that can fail. Trying to keep things simple yet solid. Thanks!
     
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    Islandrat

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    25’ of chain is not a lot. Some on here will say way more but u should add 10’ to your boat length. I assume your not on a 15’ boat
     
    Dragon
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    I added 5' to my boat length...That was what I was willing to spend. By the time you add it all up Rode, hardware, anchor, & chain. Its 3 bills easy...Way better than the POS that I had.
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