Ah... come on everybody. It's a TRAILER
SAILOR. He's not anchoring
in hurricanes. Or living on the hook for months.
I'm a fanatic about being careful and not taking un-necessary risks, but let's be a BIT realistic here. On these tiny little anchors the issue really is not strength, but weight. Grinding off a bit of steel
will not be a huge deal for the application. But that doesn't make it a great idea...
To the OP: There is nothing under the galvanizing except steel
. It's not "mild" steel, but it is steel. It will rust. The larger a surface area of steel you expose the faster and more it will rust. You can throw some cold galvanizing spray on there and reduce the rust, but that's a patch job at best.
I am guessing having a proper hot-dip re-galvanizing done will cost far more then the anchor is worth. Most shops will have a minimum charge. The last galvanizing shop I worked with it was about $400.
I really think there are better solutions to your problem. For a trailer sailor, you are pulling the anchor up by hand, I assume. Get a fortress
out of aluminum
and just lift
it over the rail and stow it. Storage
on the bow is really something better suited to bigger boats.