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Re: Install anchor chain markers

I let the stern line loose, pulled the bow in, and flaked the chain onto the dock by hand in 25' lengths. red cable ties at 25, white cable ties at 50, blue at 75, yellow at 100, yellow and red at 125, yellow and white 150, yellow and blue at 175, green at 200, green and red at 225, green and white at 250, green and blue at 275. The 300 foot is the splice to rhode, and Its all goin out if I get that far, so I don't give a damn after that!

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... Are chain counters typically reliable? ....
Not at all.

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Re: Install anchor chain markers

Just did this last weekend after procrastinating on it, but it really was not bad with 200 feet of chain and another 100 feet of rope. I used day-glo paint before and after the first 100' mark so I can see that coming and 2 nylon ties at 50' increments. I use the ROYGBIV mnemonic. I had considered using those clips but the local chandlery was selling a small pack of 5 (or so?) for $14, which was too much for something that likely would need to be replaced often. Cleaned out a small bucket full of sand from the bottom of the locker, too. Now glad to have checked that one off the list...
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