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

£ 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, use 3 links of 10mm chain
For KGAC10-S, 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 Size Jaw Width on Anchor End Kong Break Load StraightKong Safe Working Load LateralCompatibility
KGAC08-S6-8mm16mm2500kg850kg6mm,7mm
KGAC10-S8-12mm22mm5000kg2000kg8mm,10mm
KGAC12-S12-14mm35mm9500kg3000kg12mm
KGAC16-S16-19mm43mm20000kg5000kg16mm

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
KGAC08-S6mm/8mm93mm28mm16mm10mm19mm9mm
KGAC10-S8mm/12mm117mm37mm22mm13mm23mm13mm
KGAC12-S12mm/14mm155mm66mm35mm18mm30mm17mm
KGAC16-S16mm/20mm190mm86mm43mm22mm42mm20mm


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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