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Quality chain needed

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Created by sunycoastguy A week ago, 17 Oct 2020
sunycoastguy
QLD, 206 posts
17 Oct 2020 8:40PM
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Hi all, tried searching old post but couldnt find any on where to buy new anchor chain, as my quailty expensive whitworths chain only lasted me 2.5 years. So hoping to get some that will last a bit longer. Based on sunshine coast, could travel to Brisbane.
Cheers Chris

lydia
1174 posts
18 Oct 2020 4:20AM
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Try serafini chain at Bowen hills
best quality by far although some have complained that the Link sizes are little small for some standard gypsies
I have not found that though

lydia
1174 posts
18 Oct 2020 4:20AM
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Try serafini chain at Bowen hills
best quality by far although some have complained that the Link sizes are little small for some standard gypsies
I have not found that though

Zzzzzz
384 posts
18 Oct 2020 4:42AM
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I have had PWB chain from Whitworths go to black rust in two months , they replaced it but it did the same thing.
i second Serafini.
i think because of our pollution laws they can no longer but all the goodies in the galvanising, but the Chinese don't care they still go to town.

rumblefish
TAS, 812 posts
Thursday , 22 Oct 2020 12:49PM
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I know the guys at PWB pretty well and I seriously doubt they would produce chain that would rust so quickly.
I know guys with PWB chain that is 20 years old!!
Did it have PWB marks on it?
I do know of inferior chain being sold as PWB

Zzzzzz
384 posts
Thursday , 22 Oct 2020 10:00AM
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rumblefish said..
I know the guys at PWB pretty well and I seriously doubt they would produce chain that would rust so quickly.
I know guys with PWB chain that is 20 years old!!
Did it have PWB marks on it?
I do know of inferior chain being sold as PWB


Yes it was stamped PWB I always like to get the certificate with breaking and working loads when I buy chain , Whitworths look at you like your off the planet when you ask , I have no doubt PWB would supply them .
serafini Have no trouble supplying it.
No use guessing your chain MIGHT hold you in a storm Tested is hedging the bet

rumblefish
TAS, 812 posts
Thursday , 22 Oct 2020 6:41PM
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Zzzzzz said..

rumblefish said..
I know the guys at PWB pretty well and I seriously doubt they would produce chain that would rust so quickly.
I know guys with PWB chain that is 20 years old!!
Did it have PWB marks on it?
I do know of inferior chain being sold as PWB



Yes it was stamped PWB I always like to get the certificate with breaking and working loads when I buy chain , Whitworths look at you like your off the planet when you ask , I have no doubt PWB would supply them .
serafini Have no trouble supplying it.
No use guessing your chain MIGHT hold you in a storm Tested is hedging the bet

Interesting.
If I were you I'd take a pic and email PWB, they'd be happy to know if their chain wasn't holding up.

stupid
QLD, 205 posts
Thursday , 22 Oct 2020 6:49PM
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Atlas chains in Brisbane.... however the last lot was tested and had a cert and still the galvanising came off and needs to be replaced after seven years .
i am up for new chain now too,and find it has gone up in price by about one gorilla in the seven years !

Achernar
QLD, 122 posts
Thursday , 22 Oct 2020 7:52PM
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I'm curious to know the problem here. Having just replaced my chain with a (relatively) cheap galvanised chain, because the old chain got crusty, rusty and jammed, I can understand the need for the chain to run smoothly through the windlass. However, how many times has a chain actually broken verses how many times an anchor has dragged because it has not set properly? If you run on the sound principle of spending the money on where the risk is, how do the risks compare?

Karsten
NSW, 316 posts
Friday , 23 Oct 2020 3:17PM
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While I like the approach of not being too fastidious about the superficial appearance of the chain, that must be tempered by the fact that, once there is too much rust, it can be difficult to visually inspect it's condition - for damage, cracks, welds etc.

stupid
QLD, 205 posts
Friday , 23 Oct 2020 5:34PM
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Achernar said..
I'm curious to know the problem here. Having just replaced my chain with a (relatively) cheap galvanised chain, because the old chain got crusty, rusty and jammed, I can understand the need for the chain to run smoothly through the windlass. However, how many times has a chain actually broken verses how many times an anchor has dragged because it has not set properly? If you run on the sound principle of spending the money on where the risk is, how do the risks compare?


Once the chain thickness is reduced to a point where the strength reduction becomes an issue, it is time to replace it.
imo

stray
SA, 211 posts
Friday , 23 Oct 2020 6:58PM
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How were you using it for the 2.5 years?
If you were cruising or anchoring every weekend i would expect galvanising to only last that long.
Its a sscrificial coating that gets dragged around the sand and mud, wears between links and over bow rollers and winches, then left in a locker covered in mud and salt.

PacificStar
NSW, 16 posts
Saturday , 24 Oct 2020 9:59AM
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we have recently replaced our 10mm G30 with high quality lofrans 8mm G40

have a look here

www.southernseasmarine.com/lofrans-australia-vertical-horizontal-anchor-windlass-anchoring-safety/anchor-chain-g40-grade

cheers,



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