Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles area
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Source for Anchor Chain in SoCal, not WM
I am in the process of replacing the chain portion of my main anchor rode.
The current rusty chain is 5/16 proof coil (3G). So far it has worked in my manual windlass with some occasional skips. I always assumed that the skips were due to twists in the chain. I bought a sample of 5/16 BBB chain, which is recommended for windlasses, to try in mine. It works for about the first foot, then the length seems to be a bit off. I will have to check my current chain, as I have the idea that it does not really fit either, hence the skipping.
I'm not sure of the make and model of my windlass, but it came new on my boat, '88 C36. Do windlasses usually have a chain-size stamped on them anywhere?
Anyway, does anybody have a good (inexpensive) source for anchor chain in the greater Los Angeles area? WM has a fairly limited selection of chain.
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."