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Combination stainless steel chain/ galvanized steel anchor

I am thinking of combining a stainless steel chain and a normal galvanized steel anchor. The reason is that the galvanized steel chain does not spread around the chain locker nicely but it creates a pyramid. I have a problem when it jams, because I do not have access to my chain locker from the deck but only through the bow bulkhead and it is not easy to untangle the chain. Plus a stainless steel chain brings less dirt aboard. I want to keep the galvanized anchor because of the extra friction of the galvanized steel vs stainless steel when it is dug into the bottom of the sea. Has any one used this combination? Any galvanic corrosion problems?


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