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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? ....
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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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Perhaps 1 chain marker at 10 feet, 2 at 20, 3 at 30 and so on? Color doesn't matter
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If paint is good enough for the US Navy...





... just sayin', just for fun.
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Re: Install anchor chain markers

I use red, white, and blue cable ties. Red at 10 meters, white at 20 meters, blue at 30 meters. Repeat the pattern?

Don't like the metric system? It's 33 ft, 67 ft, 100 ft. Ish. Close enough.

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Took me a second to realize I wasn't looking at regular sized chain with some oddly posed action figures.
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Re: Install anchor chain markers

It's been interesting to see the different color schemes. We do this:

Red - 25'
Green - 50'
Blue - 75'
White - 100'
double Red - 125'
double Green 150
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We've been using whatever cheap spray paint we can find or have lying around when it needs refreshing....and a cardboard box to keep from getting paint everywhere.
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Took me a second to realize I wasn't looking at regular sized chain with some oddly posed action figures.
I will have to apologize to the marina for complaining that they charged me for three people to commission my anchor chain.
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I will have to apologize to the marina for complaining that they charged me for three people to commission my anchor chain.
I dare say they use more than three.

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Although paint does wear off the outside of my links, enough stays between the links for about 200 nights.

Yeah, I would use the dock and the windlass. That is how I load new chain.

To paint, drape the sections to be marked across a cardboard box. No mess and you can pain all sides.

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