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Old 30-07-2014, 16:54   #1
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Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

The last piece of my new ground tackle. Thx in advance...
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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

I'm not sure it's the same kind of chain stopper you are thinking of but we are using a pretty little stainless chain claw hook spliced to a piece of line to an eye on the deck. The only draw back seems to be forgetting to remove it, so it jambs in the windlass.
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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

OP: Do you mean a deck mounted stopper or a chain hook for a snubber?
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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

I just bought one from marinepartdepot.com. They had a sale and it was about $31 vs $80 something. I haven't installed it yet but it seems adequate. Nothing like the ABI unit I picked up by chance, but that was just a lucky fluke.

Ah ha, here it is. Still on sale.

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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

The claw hooks are quite effective but, like Guy, have also heard people forgeting to release them and then jamming. Im looking also to install a chain stopper and will be going for a simple design - s/s constructed cheek plates/base with a s/s rod that will feed thru the chain link and thru the cheek plates. Designed so to avoid bending the rod when forgetting to remove!

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Old 30-07-2014, 20:01   #6
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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

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OP: Do you mean a deck mounted stopper or a chain hook for a snubber?
I mean a deck mounted actual chain stopper. Lewmar makes one that looks ok, and our marine store has one that is simple, but as I was snooping around the packaging, it says "stainless" but it's from Taiwan, and it's "304" stainless not "316".
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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

We installed our two ABI chain stoppers ( click here to see them Chain Stopper) in spring 2004 and have used them extensively since then.

I would not want to single hand a biggish boat without them. They make it so much easier to manage the anchor deployment and setting than trying to use chain hooks.

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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

Hi, I made my own one because the store ones did not spread the load to the deck. Its easy to knock up, if you have a welder and some stainless steel lying around. I started a thread sometime ago on it let me find it for you...

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I can send you the drawing if you like...
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Maxwell Chain Stopper 8mm (5/16, 3/8 )
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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

There is a Maxwell for sale in another thread right now...but I can't find it. I swear it was there, just a moment ago.

To re-iterate the reason why we mad our own one, is I wanted 6 x 1/2 inch bolts not four, and I wanted them over 10" distance...1/2" chain and 66,000 pounds of boat.
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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

Sea-Dog makes a very nice one from type 316 stainless. Their prices are usually pretty reasonable. I don't carry it in stock but I'd be glad to special order one for you.

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Old 31-07-2014, 19:25   #12
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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

Thx, all, for the good advice. I'm working on a fairly unique anchoring setup for my Hughes 46 trimaran. If I works, I'll share the info...heck, even if it doesn't work, I'll share that, too. Aloha, Mike
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I've settled on a Lewmar chain stopper with lever in 316 stainless. Seems to work well. Thx for your comments...
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Re: Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain...

A note on the Lewmar; a friend bought the 3/8 one and it didn't fit the G40 chain he was using... Went up a size and all,was well.


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A note on the Lewmar; a friend bought the 3/8 one and it didn't fit the G40 chain he was using... Went up a size and all,was well.


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