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Old 02-17-2013
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Chain - eliminating the weak link

I have two 60' pieces of 3/8 galvanized BBB chain, which I want to link together to use as anchor chain. There are several types of chain links available. Which ones are the best? I heard good things about Accor links but could not find them online.

Is there a significant reduction in working load limit of the entire rig when using chain links? I am not using a windlass (that's in lieu of my gym membership), so would it be better to use two big shackles to connect the two ends?

Thanks.
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