Originally Posted by conachair
Not very often you see swl's stamped on stainless. Not sure why, such a small market maybe, I've seen stamped maillons as well but not when they first came out. Maybe as they became more standard for theatre type applications where a test cert is needed they started doing them.
Thinking about the Jordan, it might be worth thinking about a dyneema
soft shackle. Less metal to be bouncing off the back of the boat as it gets deployed.
I suspect the cheap
stainless is made in Asia
and they don't want to mark it. Thankfully my local chandler takes his time to source stuff that won't let his customers down. Its a family
run business so reputation is everything. We do have the equivalent of 'Defender' over here full of 18 year olds who like to give advice, until you ask them what they use on their boat.
I actually use my connector between the anchor
chain and the extra 15m of multiplait. The connector is stamped Made in France
and a WL of 980 kgs. I am unlikely to need more than this on a 31ft yacht as the bow would be under water
before the connector gave way.
However, back to the OP, I wouldn't use this in a Jordans Series Drogue
. The only time you are going to use a JSD is when the brown stuff has hit the fan and the whole system has to be bomb proof. I believe a JSD can generate an equivalent force equal to the weight of the boat.