I have 30m of 10mm chain on my anchor
and then rope
. The problem is that I have a horizontal windlass
and its a pain in the bum trying to poke rope
down the hawse pipe. Mostly, I anchor
in 5m or less of water
so I lie to all chain and the rope problem doesn't arise, but what I really need is 50m of chain. The trouble is that my 30m of chain is in good condition - too good to replace and I don't trust those chain joiners, c-clips etc, very much. I was thinking to get a link of 10mm stainless steel
chain, cut it and bend it open a little, put on the two halves of galv chain to make up the 50m length and weld it up again. I know' dissimilar metals and all that but then I have a s/s swivel between the anchor and chain and it is fine after some years of use. I am confident enough in my welding to guarantee no porosity or slag inclusions etc in the weld. Would this be O.K, do you think?