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Re: Paint to mark anchor chain?

Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
Regular rustoleum paint works well enough, spray or brush.
No matter what you put on it won't last more than a couple years so it's pointless to get expensive.

Make the marks at least 6 inches long and add tie wraps so you have something to 'see'/'feel' at night.
What he said. I tried other markers, but the windlass didn't like them.

A box can make the job neater:
Sail Delmarva: Marking Chain

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