I've been looking around for some replacement rode
chain. Ideally, I'd like about 150' for the primary and 100' for the secondary.
Because weight and storage
is limited on the old (new-to-me) Cat27, I decided to spring for some HT G4.
My searches have come up with average prices between $4.25 - $5/ft. Keeping in mind the rest of the retrofit costs that are yet to come, I decided to look around ebay too.
So here's the crux of this post: Ebay has a seller listing themselves as bmmktginternational out of Ft Lauderdale, FL that has galvanized 5/16 G4 at $2.95/ft. That seems like such a good deal my BS alarm
is starting to go off. They haven't yet responded to my questions as to whether it's hot dipped galvanized vs. electroplated and whether it's stamped G4.
Anchor Chain,5/16" Galvanized High Test G4 USA NEW:eBay Motors (item 320440031221 end time Nov-23-09 13:59:44 PST)
Does anyone out there have any other
quality control questions I should know to ask before I send my $$ into the ether? Their feedback may not be stellar at 93%, but slow shipping
seems to be their big issue. Many buyers reviewed them as "product as described". I'm just wondering if those buyers know that high test chain should be stamped, and was it?
Finally, I'm wondering if anyone has any commentary on the use of a Raya anchor
in the Puget Sound
area? I've narrowed my choices down to either the Raya or a Rocna
as my upgraded primary. I'll keep my 16lb forged Danforth as my secondary.
Thanks in advance.