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Combination stainless steel chain/ galvanized steel anchor
I don''t have stainless chain, all galv on one and 75'' with rode on the other. I use the rode when I can and lay it out on deck for washdown and a short dry between anchorages. After most of the water is out of it, I pull it down and flake it in the locker by hand. Takes me about 5 minutes or so. The chain side always castles like yours, but if I go down and push the castle over and sort of flake it around a little bit, I don''t have a problem with it jamming as much. I''ve heard of one guy spraying his chain with sailcote to keep it from stacking up in the chainlocker. Haven''t tried it though so I can''t say whether it works.