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Old 29-03-2014, 07:30   #46
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Re: Which size and type of chain?

The issue of corrosion and stainless steel shackles is, we'll dumb, I'm hanging a $75,000 boat with $800 of chain, $500 anchor and a $50 stainless shackle I replace every year.............. come on what's the issue with stainless shackles and corrosion?
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Old 29-03-2014, 14:27   #47

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Re: Which size and type of chain?

Originally Posted by noelex 77 View Post
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

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