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Practical Sailor
Editorial Office
7820 S Holiday Dr.
Suite 315
Sarasota, FL 34231
Email Editor

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Practical Sailor
P.O. Box 8535
Big Sandy, TX 75755-8535

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Inside Practical Sailor Blog

The Mystery Chain from China

by Darrell Nicholson with Jonathan Neeves on November 17, 2014

Surprisingly, one of the best chains in our most recent test was one of the generic Chinese chains. This chain showed good strength, and had a thick galvanized coating that showed a high resistance flaking and abrasion. However, the other generic Chinese chain in our test showed appalling performance, so bad, that we believe it is unconscionable for any marine chandler to sell it. And here is the quandary. We’ve identified a promising, economically-priced chain, but it is virtually impossible for the average boater to distinguish it from junk.

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