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Hitches to Grip Anchor Chain

...chain types, we are publishing only the table for BBB chain, a common anchor chain in the U.S. The specific line type, size, and construction can affect knot strength. We...

Stopping Anchor Chain Twist

When an anchored boat spins, the anchor chain twists, and the anchor can come up backward. One solution is an anchor swivel, but failures with some poor designs are a...

Anchor Chain and Shackles

Ive been studying your recent articles on chain and galvanizing (see PS June 2014 and January 2015 online), as I am about to replace the anchor chain on my catamaran....

Anchor Chain Advice

...issue when you’re talking heavy mooring chain, but it’s not the best idea when you’re using a small-diameter anchor chain. Since you are the windlass, a chain stopper or similar...

Sealing Anchor Chain Spill Pipes

...tennis ball into the chain-pipe (for a chain still attached to a bow anchor, split the ball half-way and pass the chain through it); cramming a rag into the hole...

Chain, Chain, Chain:Mooring Rig Test Begins

...Chain and Lifting, says that chemical and galvanic corrosion are most worrisome from a chain-maker’s point of view. Unlike bow-anchor chain rode that’s stored onboard, mooring chain is never regalvanized....

Chain, Chain, Chain:Mooring Rig Test Begins

...Chain and Lifting, says that chemical and galvanic corrosion are most worrisome from a chain-maker’s point of view. Unlike bow-anchor chain rode that’s stored onboard, mooring chain is never regalvanized....
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Pencil-Thin Anchor Rode

...boats, one PS tester is doing a long-term test of high-tensile chain that challenges conventional notions of an all-chain rode. The staple anchor chain at most marine chandleries is galvanized,...

Special Section – AnchoringAnchor and Mooring Chains: Vinyl-Covered Chain is the Pits

...we used galvanized anchor shackles to attach each chain to the raft.Five Chain Types TestedLeafing through catalogs, we found five basic types of anchor chain: proof coil, BBB, high test,...
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Chain Jams and Other Anchor Windlass Woes

...splice. I have Delta 35 anchor. I soon found that a chain hockle (a twist in the chain that jams the windlass) will terribly mangle the vertical windlass. I have...