Originally Posted by GordMay
I have parted a rope with a hydraulic backhoe - an obvious abuse.
You would have to think abuse with that one
Thanks Gord. We call G70 Transport here as well but that usually refers to the zinc plated or yellow zinc dichromate (gold coloured and probably poor spelling) so we try to say away from that name a bit when talking anchor
chains. All the farmers start using the snig chains from their farms on their anchor
I'm in with the Chafe angle with ropes, common as muck. Shackles bending or pulling apart, seen a bit but not a lot. Chains parting not common. They do go but usually from overloading older chains or asian made usually. Seen a few chains not completely gone but had links open up, again usually asian manufactured. People not fixing the bitter end of their anchor rode
to the boat
and dumping the whole lot over the side, a lot more common that many would think.