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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Anchor chain to rode options

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch01527 View Post
    I think that I might do the following:

    1) add an extra 20m of 8mm chain that already have via a spilt chain link making 50m x 8mm in total
    2) secure the chain in the anchor locker via a piece of dyneema long enough to reach just past the windlass
    3) keep my current 50m of 16mm nylon loose in the anchor locker
    That sounds like a good plan. A 50m warp that's not permanently attached to the anchor could come in handy for other things occasionally, like a long shore line, a tow-rope, passing round the back of a raft to let inner boats out, etc.

    Pete

  2. #12
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    Nov 2011
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    Default Re: Anchor chain to rode options

    I assume by split link you mean a 'C' link connector, from Crosby.

    Jonathan

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Anchor chain to rode options

    Quote Originally Posted by Neeves View Post
    I assume by split link you mean a 'C' link connector, from Crosby.

    Jonathan
    Yes I do. I know that some people do not trust them but I have read the test reports on Viv Cox’s site and am happy that they are safe for my relatively small and light boat.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Anchor chain to rode options

    Quote Originally Posted by Neeves View Post
    I assume by split link you mean a 'C' link connector, from Crosby.

    Jonathan
    I've been wondering how easy it is to use these and how I'll be able to tell I've done a good job.

    John

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Anchor chain to rode options

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGC View Post
    I've been wondering how easy it is to use these and how I'll be able to tell I've done a good job.

    John
    I've never used one but hear good reports. You need a very heavy hammer and a decent 'anvil'. I don't think you can do this on the deck - you need some concrete (and the anvil - steel sheet). Do not use any heat, just secure the rivets.

    There was a thread with details on this, within the last month or so.

    Jonathan

  6. #16
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    Jul 2009
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    Winter in Falmouth, summer on board Rampage.
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    Default Re: Anchor chain to rode options

    I've had c links in my chan for years now, never had a problem with them apart from the galvanising doesn't last all that long, so they need replacing every few years. Fitting them has to be done ashore using something sold as an anvil. Position links carefully and wallop repeatedly with a heavy hammer until the rivet bits of the link are well peened over. Might need a blunt punch to finish the job off. Takes me a good few minutes a link to do.

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