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Polished 316 stainless steel
Swivel rotation reduces twist in chain
Sleek, slim snag-free profile
Kong rated break load
Extra articulation is advisable
Kong stainless steel swivel anchor connector Facts and Features:
N.B. It is advisable to fit a suitable bow shackle between the anchor shank and the connector to reduce lateral load risk - this is explained in the diagram below.
This picture shows a connector fitted with one bow shackle:
Please note that the smaller end of the swivel is designed to connect to your anchor chain
A Maillon Rapide/ fixed connector could also be used to connect to the anchor.
There is a popular solution for preventing potential lateral load failure by enabling articulation.
Fit an additional 3 links of anchor chain between the shackle (or other fixed connection) and the swivel connector.
3 links of Anchor Chain or 3 links of S/S Anchor Chain
The 3 links make the connection between the anchor end of the swivel and the shackle on the anchor.
The swivel connector is connected to the anchor chain.
For KGAC08-S: 6-8mm connector (BRS-77.318.106) - use 3 links of 10mm chain
For KGAC10-S: 8-12mm connector (BRS-77.318.108) - use 3 links of 12mm chain
The picture below shows the correct configuration with one bow shackle and 3 links of connecting chain:
If the hole/cutout in the anchor shank has sharp edges and will not accept the crown of the bow shackle in a proper load bearing manner, it may be pertinent to fit two shackles back to back.
The picture below shows this optional configuration with an extra D shackle:
The diagram below is the Kong illustration of the need to avoid a direct lateral (side) load:
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Kong Swivel Anchor Connector Dimensions:
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