Kong Swivel Anchor Connector Stainless Steel AISI 316

Polished 316 stainless steel

Swivel rotation reduces twist in chain

Sleek, slim snag-free profile

Kong rated break load

Extra articulation is advisable

Please note the 16-19mm version is unavailable until October

£ 47.00 inc VAT

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Kong stainless steel swivel anchor connector Facts and Features:

  • Ideal for reducing chain twist when trying to bring an anchor to the surface
  • Allows the anchor to swivel independently and the connector to ride smoothly over the bow roller
  • Designed to go over bow rollers and pass through hawse pipes without snagging
  • Manufactured by Kong from polished 316 marine grade stainless steel
  • Kong rated break load for assurance

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:

Hong swivel anchor connector with articulating 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:

Kong swivel anchor connector with bow shackle and 3 links

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:

Kong swivel anchor connector with two shackles back to back and 3 links

The diagram below is the Kong illustration of the need to avoid a direct lateral (side) load:
Kong Swivel Anchor Connector Straight Load Kong Swivel Anchor Connector Lateral Load

Kong NumberKong Chain SizeJaw Width on Anchor End Kong Break Load StraightKong Safe Working Load LateralCompatibility

Kong Chain Size = the chain sizes that fit on the chain end, not the anchor end
MBL = Manufacturer (Kong) straight Break Load
MWL = Manufacturer (Kong) lateral Safe Working Load
Compatibility = reasonable compatibility with Grade 40 chain break load

Kong Swivel Anchor Connector load bearing information
Kong Swivel Anchor Connector Dimensions

Kong Swivel Anchor Connector Dimensions:
KongChain SizeABCDEF

For those with narrow bow roller channels, we have estimated the width required for the swivel to pass through unhindered:

Kong SwivelClearance required**

** because of the profile, the clearance required for the swivel to pass through a narrow channel is estimated as greater than the dimension B in the table above.

Kong Swivel Assembly/Diassembly Illustration

Kong Swivel Anchor Connector Open Illustration
The Kong swivel anchor connector can be disassembled to attach the chain and chain/anchor.
This is also a useful inspection facility

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