The yellow zinc has become a bit of a 'defacto' standard thing to do with transport chains.
The zinc just gives some resistance to weather
, road grunge, rust etc. It is more like a etch primer than a 'coating' like hot dip galv or some other types of zinc coatings.
High grade chains i.e. g60 and up don't rust like lower grades anyway. Lower the grade to more rust is an issue. High grade will rust but being a lot 'harder' it is more just a surface rust than the one that gets right into the chain. Whatever you use will still make a mess of you boat.
Yellow zinc if used on a boat it would rust up quite quickly.
Euro Cruiser - yeah I forgot the mention 'short' lengths of chain, Thanks :-). I don't know about smallest anchor, most I've seen have been on the larger size. The odd one you could wack a small outboard
on and use as your dink :-)
We have one here at the moment. 102ft yacht, 3/8" chain and 180kg anchors, big sexy stainless Mansons. Hope they don't have to rely on it at any stage.
Strangly Canadians seem to work more like us. So close to the US and yet so differant, bit like Aussies and NZers :-) Whats all that about??
I know your average Aussie secrectly wants to be a NZer (ducking for cover about now) so they can be good at rugby, yachting, sheep shearing (thats haircuts not group sex :-) ) and things like that. Canadian do or don't want to be Americans or the other way around??
sail safe everyone