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Old 06-12-2012, 03:33   #1
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Anchor Chain In Australia

Does anyone know of a retailor who sells high quality marine chain in Australia? I will be departing New Caledonia for Australia, probably Bundy, within 24 hours. When I get to Australia I want to purchase 125 meters of high quality galvanized 10 mm chain for my Quick windlass on my 42 foot PDQ Antares catamaran. I need to replace my 5 year old ACCO chain which was purchased in the U.S.A. I do NOT want cheap Asain chain which will only last only a year or two. I will check the postings in 6 days when I arrive in OZ.

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I have used PWB chain which is made in Australia

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The galvanising held up very well and the weld quality looked good.
The only difficulty is the don't (or at least didn't when I purchased it) have a marine high tensile G7 option.

Whitworths (the west marine of Australia) sell it, but you may be able to get it direct.
Whitworths have an on line catalogue.

Make sure you get the right stuff, there are quite a few specifications and not all work with all windless. In 10mm there are two different pitches and the most popular in Australia seems the least popular in Europe.
125m is a lot of chain to return.
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Both in Brisbane

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Re: Anchor Chain In Australia

I brought my chain from Bullivants. They have a wide selection.

The chain has worked perfectly, but then I brought it before I knew there was "good" and "bad" chain. This is Australia. If Bullivants sell it it likely will be just fine.

125 metres of 10mm gal chain is going to be quite a weight, and their warehouse is right out in the sticks. You'd need a car (or a friendly courier), trolley and some way of getting the chain to the anchor etc.

Best would be to take a few links of your existing chain out to them.

From memory they're friendly folk, but not wise in the ways of cruising yachts.
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x2 for Bullivants and much cheaper than Whitworths although you'll probably need to either wait or come back later to pick up your order
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Bullivants do supply Whitworths with their chain, but they supply more than one level of chain. You have to specify "L" grade, otherwise you will end up with the cheap stuff which does not last and is too roughly made to be safe in your gypsy. It costs more of course but the cheap stuff is for the guys with tinnies etc for fishing anchors.

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