Does anybody have any experience with this method?
It is to keep the anchor
chain from building into peaks in chain lockers and be more slippery when being retrieved for storage
in the vessel and reduce or eliminate the spot rusting of galvanized chain. The Following is the Process and is quite simple.
Whether the chain is USED or NEW this treatment will yield a couple of years or moreof trouble free chain service
and keep the vessel chain locker free from constant rust and unmanageable chain clumps.
1. get a container, a plastic bucket or drum will do, to off load the chain into on the dock
2. Using the plastic bucket or drum, \ Submerge the chain in White Vinegar for about 8 hours.
3. Pour the Vinegar out and wash the chain with dish washing
soap and water
4. Put the chain back into the plastic bucket or drum and now submerge the chain in Kerosene, or WD 40, jet fuel
or any light modified benzene/oil mixture. Leave chain in kerosene solution for 24 hours then remove chain from container wash off with soap and water
and using the windlass
retrieve chain to vessel after cleaning
the chain locker.