I haven't been very active on here, but have a pesky quesiton that I'm hoping someone can answer.
After all the discussion about CQR
regalvanizing, I still am left without an answer (especially since the manufacturer didn't respond).
Does anyone know how to tell if a given CQR
is one of the ones with lead in the tip? I have heard nothing but conflicting stories about this.
I have removed the anchor
and tried scratching the underside of the tip with a nail to see if I could scratch any malleable lead out. Nothing. It appears as hard as the rest of the anchor
Also, how is the lead put in there? Is it inside a steel
cavity? Is that why I haven't been able to dig any out with a nail?
Lastly... If all else fails and I can't find a way to determine if there is lead in my tip or not, has anyone ever tried putting a zinc annode on their anchor to hold corrosion
I was thinking if I can't hot dip galvanize it, I would try to affix a zinc to the chain and a zinc to the bar that holds the flukes apart, or possibly to the shank, so as to avoid messing with any part of the anchor that buries deep.
Any suggestions? I have about 2 weeks of time before we leave the dock
and start up the charter
business again. I am trying to determine what to do with the anchor since we will be living on it 24/7 starting in a couple weeks.