Originally Posted by GordMay
Check out Dave Gerr’s comments on Stainless Chain in his “Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook” (pages 352/353)
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Hopefully, our resident chain experet, GMac, will chime in with always pertinent, accurate, and useful advice.
There's been a lot of debate in different threads about stainless chain for anchoring
on this forum, and I think it's worth noting that Dave Gerr (cited by Gordmay above) approves (quality, stamped) 316 SS for that job. The factors often argued to be problems for SS usage for anchoring
he says are problems for 304 only. Seems he and Craig Smith are on the same page on this.
Unfortunately he has not commented on SS for mooring
work, with which I am currently experimenting.