Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-07-2018, 05:55   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: st croix
Boat: Hunter 410 1998
Posts: 123
7/16 chain conectors

is it safe to use chain connectors,whitch one are best
tjandoverguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2018, 03:35   #2
Marine Service Provider
Steve Bedford's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Burgess, Virginia
Boat: Legacy, sedan, 42'
Posts: 85
Re: 7/16 chain conectors

No interest in their company but when I have anchor customers ask about shackles and any type of connector, I refer them to Crosby. I have found them to be the best and can be trusted. You can pay a lot less for something that looks like a Crosby but know.

Steve Bedford
Max Marine Products
Super Max Anchors
Steve Bedford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2018, 04:27   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Boat: Custom 34 ft., sail-assisted trawler, wood hull, built 2005
Posts: 35
Re: 7/16 chain conectors

Any of the manufacturers, that manufacture to accepted standards, such as Crosby, Columbus Mckinnon, Chicago, Titan, Campbell, and for stainless steel, Suncore make chain or connectors that meet the standards for dimensions and strength (WLLs). If dimension or strength is important for your use, choose a manufacturer that follows the standards. For chain, it will be the standards established by NACM or by ISO. For connectors the standard, in the USA, is Fed Specs-RR-C-271E.
For shackles, to meet the standard, the information on the shackle, such as WLL and size, must be embossed, in other words this information must be in raised letters and numbers. If this information is stamped in, then the WLL and size will be as stamped, but the dimensions may be different than that specified in the specs, often bigger. If you are looking to join to chain, it is best to pick connectors made to the specs as these connectors are the specs are used to assure a match.
Keep in mind that you can match "low-strength" connectors to Grade 30 chain, but for Grade 40 chain, you must use "high-strength" connectors, if the WLLs and dimensions are to match.
Briney Bug is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chain stopper for anchor chain sbrin Construction, Maintenance & Refit 9 13-04-2018 10:33
Want To Buy: Autohelm conectors surazo Classifieds Archive 5 02-12-2015 10:48
Who likes their chain stopper? I need a recommendation for 3/8's chain... Pipeline Anchoring & Mooring 16 06-08-2014 12:00
For Sale: Chrome chain stopper- 5/16 (8mm) chain Bristol30 Classifieds Archive 7 12-12-2012 08:41
Does Chain Stopper Wear / Damage Chain ? nitpik Anchoring & Mooring 29 25-02-2010 12:51

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:56.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.