Originally Posted by noelex 77
I have not used titanium in this application, but it seems entirely suitable, unquote
7075 aluminium is not very corrosion resistant and is not suitable for use underwater.
For its cost and considering its no better, in fact in most cases not as good, titanium is a complete red herring - gal seems much more sensible - unless of course you have a bottomless bank account. I would think its a very small seller and I'd doubt many chandlers would hold them in stock.
Many of us sail our yachts and only spend the evening at anchor
. Living on your yacht at permanent anchor introduces problems that are totally irrelevant to most owners.
I have been using a 7075 shafted Anchor Right Excel for slightly less than 12 months now - not an iota
of corrosion (or anything untoward on the shank). We sat through 50 knots (I stood at the helm
and watched the wind
speed) 2 weeks ago - no issues (except all the trees nearby came down, most of the towns nearby lost
their power and some yachts broke their moorings).
nwdiver - that's an expensive shackle - but scheduled replacement is an obvious way to go - though I do not understand why you simply do not use a G8 HT gal bow shackle.
I'm off to pack a spinnaker