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Re: Chain to chain connectors on anchor chain

I think you will do better with the 5/16 HT G4. Be suspect of cheap chain.

I switched to a bullet style chain to anchor connector as I grew tired of having to help the anchor over the roller. The brand I forget....cruiseheimers.
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Re: Chain to chain connectors on anchor chain

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¼ inch is acceptable. What do you guys with real practical experience think? As I am about two years from heading South, I figure if I start shopping now, I’ll be able to score a bargain on ground tackle. .
I don't know.
You could try cheating and ask the chandler what they sell most of to that size boat. If you ask enough you might get a good idea.

You are right about having the time to buy when the price is right. When cruising I always have to buy when I need something, not when a sale comes up
If you always have your big list and some available cash and keep the beady eye out I think you could have a real wad of cash being at the right place/time. Maybe sharing a full drum of chain with another boat (etc) could give you a bulk discount?


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Re: Chain to chain connectors on anchor chain

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If I go 5/16, do I need it as schedule BBB? I currently have 40’ of the stuff on my “cruising” anchor and it is heavy and I have to hand-over-hand it into the boat. What I’ve read in the charts, ¼ inch is acceptable.
I think HT/G4 chain is suppose to have about twice the working load of BBB, so 1/4" HT or 5/16" BBB might suffice, but you'll save some weight with the smaller HT.
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