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Question steering chain

have a 43' irwin center cockpit with wheel steering the steering chain broke was streched and cracked in three areas this chain is stainless steel and am trying to first find replacement chain and second why did it break. the rudder turns at the quand fine and the auto pilot steers it properly.
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You don't say what kind of stainless steel it was. If it was 304, then chloride stress cracking could have been the cause.
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Kneeman...the guy you want to talk to about this is Gene Gammon who is "Mr. Irwin" and knows everything about them and sells quite a few as well.
Get in touch with him here:
http://www.irwinyachts.com/Author/site_author.html
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