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Old 22-05-2014, 07:40   #46
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Pull up an anchor chain? energy? My dear boy....... I have a button that does that......
I'm aware that quite a few folks call that progress, perhaps on the way to an ultimate life wherein yer brain is placed into a bowl of warm fluid and nourished with a steady input of casual sex, recreational drugs, and "classic" rock and roll.
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Im not sure. But can I see the brochure and get back to you?
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Im not sure. But can I see the brochure and get back to you?
Your and Crabbie's posts are throwing me into heavy trauma...
I feel I should consult a specialist...
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I'm aware that quite a few folks call that progress, perhaps on the way to an ultimate life wherein yer brain is placed into a bowl of warm fluid and nourished with a steady input of casual sex, recreational drugs, and "classic" rock and roll.
Sounds very much like DW, just observing his album.
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As you indicate, often any of 2 or 3 choices will work just fine. The matter is mostly up to what your windlass can use and how much storage you have.
I have often wondered about chain quality... so... modern quality standards pretty much all require above a 99% no defect rate. Let's think about that.... how long is 100 links of chain? Maybe 12Ft? So a supplier with a 99%+ no defect rate still could have a one defective link in every 12ft.! 99.5%? what is that.. a defect in 24 ft of chain? I know... not a direct analogy, but ...hmmm....you get the picture...
That right there is why we buy proof tested chain.
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It looks like you have 5 links of heavy chain in between the anchor and your standard chain just curious what's the purpose of that?
That is an Anchor Forerunner. This is a better swivel than the boat jewelry sold at We$t and others. It is what you will find on the chains of all large vessels. The swivel will easily run over a bow roller without stressing the swivel. 284 bucks at Washington Chain. It exceeds the breaking strength of my 7/16 G3 chain. 14mm was the smallest available.

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That is an Anchor Forerunner. This is a better swivel than the boat jewelry sold at We$t and others. It is what you will find on the chains of all large vessels. The swivel will easily run over a bow roller without stressing the swivel. 284 bucks at Washington Chain. It exceeds the breaking strength of my 7/16 G3 chain. 14mm was the smallest available.

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Very interesting! I must check if it is possible to buy it from Europe
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