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You really want hot dipped galvanized chain for an anchor. Also, if you have a windlass, you need to get whatever chain the gypsy on it is designed for.

Do not use stainless steel anchor chain. Stainless steel is subject to crevice corrosion and other issues, and the welds on it can fail suddenly under load in a marine environment.

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