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Toms Tips About Chain

By Tom Neale - Published October 01, 2009 - Viewed 2285 times

  1. If you don’t have enough fresh water to spray your chain, take it out regularly when you’re at dock and spray it thoroughly.  Also from time to time wipe salty residue out of your anchor locker with wet towels.
    If it’s practical to spray fresh water in there to wash it out, this is better. You can then dry with towels.
  2. When you spray your chain with fresh water, be sure to get the water between the links by pressure and thorough spraying.
  3. Like most other equipment, there are different qualities of chain. Go with a known reputable brand.
  4. Stainless anchor chain presents other issues such as crevice corrosion. These are beyond the scope of this article.

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