My 60M of 8mm calibrated chain is now quite rusty after only 15years of regular use! anyone an idea where I can get this regalvanized either NW uk or Portsmouth area and what I should expect to pay for this. I understand that there are a number of different plating processes and that I need "Hot dip replating" - happy to be corrected if this is not the process needed for anchor chain and is there anything to be aware of when ordering this repair.
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Thread: Re-galvanize anchor chain
10-11-09, 16:05 #1catalac08 Guest
Re-galvanize anchor chain
10-11-09, 16:18 #2
I also have 50 m of slightly rusty chain. Maybe if there are more of us, we could club together and get a discount?Next time, it'll all be different.
10-11-09, 16:23 #3
Lotsa galvanisers in the W Mids
but only a couple who have "shaker" plants.
You're 100m between you won't get anywhere near their minimum batch - most are looking for >50kg.
Try Joseph Ash www.josephash.co.uk/
10-11-09, 16:25 #4catalac08 Guest
a job lot is not a bad idea - when I made an all steel rudder about ten years ago it cost me about £40 to have it galvanized as there was a minimum charge. More recently a local workshop that did garden gates, railings etc said that the charge per kilo for galvanizing was very low and they could put my stuff in with their loads, but that contact has now retired from the business.
10-11-09, 16:34 #5
As we speak my 60 metres of 8 mm chain is being regalvanised at BE Wedge in Willenhall, West Midlands. They tell me they are the only company in UK with a continuous line for galvanising chain. At least two other companies I called referred me to them, so this is probably not an idle boast.
There is no minimum size/weight but you will have to wait a while (1 - 2 weeks) until they have sufficient to make it worthwhile putting the line together. It will cost you £1 per kilo or £1.5 per kilo if you have painted it.
See http://www.wedge-galv.co.uk/ Contact is Lee Dickens, Sales Manager. Very helpful and friendly chap.
10-11-09, 16:39 #6Registered User
Location : Andalucia SPain
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
So unless the chain is really in good condition, under the rust my advice, for what it is worth, is to accept it will cost slightly more and buy new.
A final thought is that the last time we went through this exercise we found out that rather like fresh vegetables and their repackaging journey, the chain had been sent from the UK to Singapore and back for galvanising. Not at all eco friendly.- if you fancy a break ashore whilst cruising Spain check our web site
10-11-09, 17:13 #7Registered User
Location : Plymouth
- Join Date
- Oct 2002
They cannot deal with chain that has been painted.
10-11-09, 19:34 #8Registered User
Location : with GPS, who cares?
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
Have it done properly or not at all. B E Wedge did my anchor chain 5 years ago, no rust to date, and yes I have used it. Good helpful service too
10-11-09, 20:13 #9
Amalgated chains to B E Wedge"Journos Luxury Yacht"=a hole in the water for time, money,affection,blood,sweat n tears
10-11-09, 21:18 #10
Tidewaiter, yes.Next time, it'll all be different.