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Old 19-11-2019, 08:10   #1
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Need new chain

I need a new anchor chain. I will flip this one temporarily, but need to replace. I never done this. Can I expect a chandlery, like Budget Marine to deliver new chain and dispose of the old rusty one? Otherwise, how do you deal with removing all that weight without special equipment. Thanks.
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Old 19-11-2019, 08:28   #2
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Re: Need new chain

Alec, The old chain is either recyclable or garbage, I suspect itll be on you to get rid of it. Unless you have some type of cart or wheelbarrow to move it, Ive used 5 gallon buckets, 50# in each, 10 of loose chain in between each one and move them in caterpillar fashion.
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Re: Need new chain

Some sellers of chain will deliver. You'll have to ask them, not us. I assume your local Budget Marine has a phone number????

A lot fewer will take the old chain back for recycle. You can talk to your marina, or call a local recycle company.

Handling anchor chain isn't hard, if you can get the drum of the chain to a bulkhead. You pull one end onto the boat, and use the windlass to load it on board.

Getting the old chain off is really easy if you have a bulkhead you can put the bow of the boat up to. Chain is easier to move around than you seem to think. You just drag as much as you can, as far as you can, and repeat. If that's too much work, I am sure you can find some local young fit men to help.

Or if you are in some place without any recycle programs, go offshore to water a mile deep and drop it off. It might or might not be 100% legal, but it would not have any environmental impact I would ever lose any sleep over.
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