Its being getting very difficult to anchor this year as the chain has got very rusty and bunches up in the locker when paying out.
Just looking around and found this shop on fleabay UK Yacht rigging and supplies http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30-METRES-...#ht_1827wt_905
Seems a good price Anyone bought any chain from them or have any other suggested (not expensive) suppliers?
Alternatively any ideas for refurbing my chain? Is there an easy way to do this? or should I definitely chuck it all away?
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06-08-11, 11:12 #1
Anyone refurbished or bought anchor train recentlyPer Ardua Ad Nauseum
06-08-11, 11:17 #2
you might chuck the whole lot into one of those small cement mixers together with some water and a bucket of silver sand. Switch on and leave for 30 mins.
It will come out relatively clean and shiny, and you will be able to see how bad the corrosion is. I suspect the welds will be points of failure.
I did this to some rusty Landrover snow chains earlier this year, and they cleaned up a treat. Now sprayed with Rustilo preservative, and ready for action in the next snows.I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.
06-08-11, 12:14 #3Registered User
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You can get chain cleaned and re galvanised for about half the price of new chain. However, you may find that shiiping costs or the cost of taking it to the factory outweigh much of the saving.
You need to be careful about buying chain on line. You need to get or see the certificate of its spec, particularly if you are going to use it on a windlass. The one you are looking at seems very cheap......
06-08-11, 13:32 #4
Sarabande, That is a good idea - I would try the cement mixer thing - if I had one!Per Ardua Ad Nauseum