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Old 18-02-2018, 11:41   #16
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Re: Chain Stopper for 1/4" chain

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Noelex, all valid points however....under certain conditions I feel your method to be an extremely dangerous practice with potentially catastrophic results.
Using the rising tide to pull free a stuck anchor is another sometimes useful method, and as you point out you would be stupid to use the chain stopper for this purpose. This is certainly not someting I would suggest.

A chain stopper is easy to disengage when it is not required. It does not need to be used all the time, if you choose to install one.
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Re: Chain Stopper for 1/4" chain

Noelex, I would lump your method of using swell or wave action into that same category. If you happen to click in a few more links as you say during the trough of a swell you could jam that stopper. The winch may not have the power to yank the chain aft enabling you to release that stopper. Plus you have your hands and body around this area, not where you want to be when something breaks. This part of the boat and related systems are dangerous.
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Re: Chain Stopper for 1/4" chain

The moral of the story is get to those snubbers or chain hooks on and right away. You just never know and I don't sleep until they are on.
Noelex, I'd love to see a pic of your new vessels bow and the entire anchoring system. Nothing like having a clean slate. You've put much thought into her but haven't seen that area yet.
Thanks and we are all looking fwd to it.
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