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Old 23-04-2009, 15:18   #1
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My Shiny New Chain - 90 Meters!

Who gives a damn if my bow slowly sinks a few inches? I can just balance more beer aft.

I bought my new 50 meters of aussie made chain (10mm at $12.65 per meter) and a SS connector.

Attached to the old 40 meters I now have 90 meters - thats 295 feet!

No more worrying about dropping the pick in 20 meters of water.... but where I am going to really enjoy it is laying out a huge amount of scope in a blow.

What about eh SS link connector? Yes the weakest link. So I bought an extra foot of chain (ok it was thrown in for free) and in a storm I will shackle it across the SS connector.


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Old 23-04-2009, 16:29   #2
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Old 23-04-2009, 16:53   #3
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New Chain?

Are you expecting a storm? I sail in the Chesapeake and only have 20' of chain on a 44lb anchor. I have a 50' Beneteau! I never leave the bay and rarely anchor.

I better go out and buy more chain!

Have a great sail.

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Better go out and buy more....... ROPE!..

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Old 23-04-2009, 18:33   #5
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nice purchase!!! How is your sailing trip going on the top end of Queensland??
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Now you need to put bigger backing plates on your deck cleats so all that chain doesn't pull the cleats out!
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Old 24-04-2009, 04:05   #8
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How is your sailing trip going on the top end of Queensland??

Its really good, thanks

We will leave Cairns in about a week to explore the reefs to Cooktown; take a day or 2 there; then up to Lizard Island for 2 or 3 weeks.

Cairns is great for provisioning and boat work. But very poor for marinas close to town. The main marina is expensive and wont have uninsured boats, and has no public dock. Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron is nice and relaxed and right in the heart of all the marine industries... but has precious few berths. They do, however have a good visitors berth for 1 hour. Good enough to load water and duck out to the chandelry.

We provisioned today for 3 months. Ouch! LOL it was fun.

We just can't wait to be in the clear waters snorkeling every day and relaxing meeting cruisers.




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Don't ya just hate dropping all that new shiny in the water?

PS That 45 CQR is working out great for us, thanks again.
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Don't ya just hate dropping all that new shiny in the water?
Yeah
We came out and anchored just before dark in the muddy inlet. What a waste!

I hope its still shiny next week when we go to the Great Barrier Reef.. It'll dazzel the fishus!
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Oh new bling chain..... I think I'm coming over all moist

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and a SS connector.
Throw that as far and as fast as you can and get a named galvanised one. Assuming it's one of those 2 piece C link type. Never once seen a SS C link I'd even give to my enemy. Sorry Mark.

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Better go out and buy more....... ROPE!.
And sit back as the coral cuts through it is seconds Rope is not a good call where Mark is planning on heading. The water is full of razor blade sharp things.
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