An anchor swivel is an essential item to any anchor set up. The use of an anchor swivel prevents twisting of your rode while the anchor is set and also prevents your rode from snagging. Often your rode can be even more expensive than your anchor making the purchase of an anchor swivel a valuable investment!
Preserve your rode
Every anchor needs some sort of connection between itself and the rode (simply tying your rode to your anchor is a very bad idea!). Traditionally, this has been accomplished by some sort of shackle.
One problem arises from using such shackles: as the boat naturally turns while anchored, so too does the chain/rode. This rotating action inherently puts a considerable amount of strain on your rode, thereby decreasing its life. With the use of a multi-directional swivel, the swivel, rather than the rode itself, rotates as the boat turns which increases the life of your rode.
Smoother retrieval of your anchor
Our swivels are multi-directional meaning at the center of the anchor swivel also lies a toggle/bend. This toggle allows the anchor to shift to a more convenient angle when you are pulling it on to the deck.
When using a bow roller, our swivels also allow easier stowage of your anchor due to the bend in the swivel.
Norestar Anchor - Swivel Sizing
MDAS-S (Small) Fits:
MDAS-L (Large) Fits:
The above is strictly a confirmation of whether the swivel will fit the given anchor or not, it is not a recommendation of the best swivel as that may depend on individual anchoring requirements.
This is an excellent addition to a new as chain/rope and anchor. Used it for the first time on a very windy day and spent the night out on the boat, this little baby performed perfectly. Would definitely recommend this purchase.
Its great, really loolks classy versus the double clevace that is standard on a Sea Ray. The only Issue I have is the emergency lanyard cannot clip onto the swivel like it did on the clevis so I lost a degree of safety. I could still add another small clevis to the anchor itself for the lanyard but that would lessen the look.
No problems to report: the anchor chocks and aligns perfectly. The swivel seems strong.