Stainless Chain Question - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 10-14-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
grey99 is on a distinguished road
Stainless Chain Question

Somone gave me a nice length of stainless chain and I am thinking of using it on the anchor, which is galvanized. I have a nagging thought that this might not be a good idea because of the dissimilar metals problem weakening the stainless -- is this true? Any comments appreciated. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 10-14-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
windship has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Stainless Chain Question

grey99,
Good morning.
What you say about dissimilar metals is true. I don''t think I would use it because it will probably cause the zinc coating on your anchor to sacrifice.
I think I would only use SS chain with a SS anchor.

Dennis
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 10-14-2002
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,672
Thanks: 5
Thanked 104 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Stainless Chain Question

The way that most anchors are used (i.e. on deck far more than they are in the water) the stainless steel chain should be fine. If you have any concerns about dissimilar metals I would put a piece of plastic hose around the shackle pin and sides of the shackle to isolate the chain from the galvanized steel. I would not use the stainless steel chain for a permanent anchor or if you exclusively anchor your boat rather than occasionally anchor your boat.

Jeff
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 10-15-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
asailor is on a distinguished road
Stainless Chain Question

Im not quite sure why you would want to piece together 2 different chains of any type. Anyway, the shackle is going to be your weakest link. Therefore, i would use a stainless steal shackle, as there breaking point is much stronger than others.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 10-15-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
grey99 is on a distinguished road
Stainless Chain Question

Hi-- And thanks for the advice. I think I am going to find another use for this beautiful stainless steel chain, or if I do go with hooking it up (cause my anchor does stay up mostly) your suggestions on how to do it safely are most useful. This board is great! Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anchoring, chain diameter is a big difference? uri General Discussion (sailing related) 28 10-27-2011 09:50 AM
Combination stainless steel chain/ galvanized steel anchor Grigrigrigoris Gear & Maintenance 11 07-03-2005 04:46 PM
Stainless 101 sailnaway Gear & Maintenance 2 01-28-2005 06:02 AM
Storing Rope & Chain Anchor Rode weewillystine Gear & Maintenance 2 04-22-2003 02:39 PM
Splicing Chain carisea General Discussion (sailing related) 3 08-21-2002 03:55 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.