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Old 13-11-2009, 22:47   #91
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In think find shackles with the same SWL would be the hard part. Down this way it's either chinese shitters of wildly varying strengths even though they all look the same or Hi-loads like Green Pins. I'd just use a Green pin myself.

A Aussie 10mm will take a 12mm pin shackle, which most of the time is fine but I'd go Hi-load if anything is likely to be pushed.

That 'gold' coating is most likely Yellow zincdaichromate, basically a zinc coating and the same one they usually use on Transport chains for trucks. Good idea the spray galv.

Holy big bucks babe. Just sussing WM for that link. Didn't find that but found you guys do pay a lot for some gear.
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Old 14-11-2009, 12:12   #92
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You found the G7 chain at $10 a foot? ;-) no worry, I got it well under half that price...

the link looks like this one: West Marine: Double Clevis Link Product Display

I bet they discontinued it already because this one is different and there's no SWL rating.

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No, the G40 HT. About 35% more than we pay here and ours come 1/2 way around the world 1st.

Interesting to see they call the G70 (which it actually isn't, they have down rated it) Lashing chain. 'WM' branded = made in the east, at a guess.

Be interested to know how that link works out for you J. Always wondered but not enough to actually try one
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Simple alternative?

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I just got onto a large chain manufacturer in Australia about some chain lengths with the large link ends.

The quote?


They assured me that this was the correct price.

I can get exactly the same chain (and they confirmed this) through a reseller for less than $400, but without the 2 extra links of chain.

So with GST, that $447 for 2 links of chain

Ouch, something tell me they aint interested
To get big links or big shackles on the chain ends, I'd suggest just forming a loop at the ends and securing it with a bolt/washer/nyloc through the links. Maybe do that twice 'to be sure to be sure'.

The big link will be enclosed when the loop is formed, or you can add the big shackle after of course.

No welding required. Pocket the $447. Or am I on a different page?
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Re: Anchor Chain Twist Nightmare

I'm puzzled by the problem. Doesn't the chain gypsy in the windlass provide a reversible process for feeding out and hauling in the chain? I can understand chain getting twisted if the boat swings around the anchor, but that should be self correcting as the anchor freely rises off the bottom. But provided the chain does not slip on the gypsy, doesn't that mean the chain will be feed into the locker in the same way that it came out?
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Re: Anchor Chain Twist Nightmare

You realize this is a way old thread don't you?

Perhaps the anchor rotates while it is on the way down and on the way up from the bottom. Wont have to rotate much as its a cumulative problem.
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