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Old 19-03-2009, 06:12   #1
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Galvanizing a CQR Anchor

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I am looking for someplace in New England that will galvanize a CQR anchor. I called Duncan in Mass. and they wanted $750 to do 3 anchors but did not have the time on the phone to discuss the process. Other places have said that once galvanized the hinge would become solid. But obviously CQR is able to galvanize them and retain the movement. Any suggestions?
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Old 19-03-2009, 06:20   #2
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Other places have said that once galvanized the hinge would become solid. ?
I suppose they never seen a CQR from close.. there is enough space in the hinge and there is no chance that it will become solid!.

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Old 19-03-2009, 08:54   #3
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When I took a CQR in to my local galvinizer, the problem was the lead in the nose. It has to be removed before plating or the hot dip will simply melt it away and you have to replace it to make the pointy end work. I've got a cheap, sand-blasted anchor available with lead in its nose for anyone interested. I bought a ROCNA.
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When I took a CQR in to my local galvinizer, the problem was the lead in the nose.
Not a CQR !.. You should talk about a ę Plough Ľ anchor as the genuine CQR doesnít have lead in the tip!..
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We got our Delta done a few months ago in Sydney it was $80 AU
We had to drive it out to the galvanising factory out in factoryville which was really kewl! Drove right inside to drop it off.... all the guys leering at Nicolle... don't know why it took her so long to get back in the car?

Then when we got it back a few days later it was all shiny and new!

Now its not shiny no more

And it was damn hard to set untill the shine wore off a bit! Its the only time we have dragged badly.
So take care!

Ring around for another galvaniser... $750 for 3 is a joke!!!!!!

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I'm a huge fan of zinc arc spray (any metal sprayer should be able to do it) Far more durable in terms of abrasion resistance and same price or slightly cheaper.
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The cheapest answer for galvanising is to find a local trailer manufacturer who sends lots of stuff to be galvanised, then negotiate with them to add what you want done. I got it last time for for a very low rate merely based on the weight of zinc added in the process.

If you go direct, you have to pay the one off charge for the facility plus the weight of zinc.

Alternatively, get a lot of cruisers together and spread the one-off charge.

Remember that galvanising something like chain or a CQR demands that the galvaniser needs to be able to wiggle the item during the process, or it does not all get done, and it locks up solid,
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Perhaps a better answer is clean off as much rust as possible, wire brush whats left, prime with rusty metal primer and coat with a HQ 2-part epoxy. Bob
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