Re: Poor Anchor Chain Maintenance
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James, I am sure that we aren’t the only two to have experienced this debacle. I am going to pass my nickname “Rusty” on to you officially until the next person admits to dealing with the same problem.
I recommend cutting the floor out of the bow locker to access the chain locker. Everyone will eventually need to do this anyway and it will make removing the ball of rusty chain a 1/2 day job, and allow access for yearly cleaning.
When you think it’s time to turn the chain end for end, my advice is to have it re-galvanized.
On Jul 3, 2019, at 1:49 PM, Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...> wrote:
Great suggestions. One more. We anchored all over the Caribbean this season. Sometimes as long as 10 days in one spot. In Prickly bay Grenada we saw the worst fouling of chain. 2 inch thick growth on about 60 feet of chain. The worst smelling goup you've ever encountered. We we're 12 days in one spot. We could do nothing but sail with it to Trinidad and remove all chain power wash and disinfect the chain locker. It will never be the same neither will we.
All the best
On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:10 PM Gary Silver via Groups.Io <email@example.com> wrote: