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The bow, not the pin, should pass through the anchor’s slot.

Proper Orientation of an Anchor Shackle

Choosing a properly sized, high-quality shackle is important, but it’s also essential to be familiar with proper use. The typical anchor shackle is a galvanized bow shackle, with the bow (not the pin) passing through the oversized slot in the anchor shank. In some cases, a “D” shackle is used, but only when there is no slot in the shank. Examples of slot-less anchors include the CQR, Guardian, and the Manson Ray.

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