Originally Posted by xort
take a look at the difference between 5/16 hi-test vs 5/16 bbb. 3900 lbs hi-test vs 1900 lbs bbb WLL. that's a big difference. I doubt the home depot chain will be half that strong...
Most cruising boats that use all-chain rodes are not concerned with weight. For them the weight of the chain adds to the effectiveness by improving the catenary. We simply get a large enough chain to supply the strength we need.