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Paint to mark anchor chain?

Well I marked my chain this weekend. I used Rustoleum spray and PDQaltairs idea to use a box to minimize the mess. I wanted to make each 25 ft mark distinguishable, ie one red 25. Two red 50 but my box was not big enough so I marked each segment the same. I'll just have to keep track in my head. Thanks!
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CapnChuck: would you be so kind as to post details on how you sew the nylon webbing to the chain, so that the fastening (sewing threads) are not worn thru by the windlass-gypsy? Might as well advise best way to fasten webbing to rope rode as well, tho I have a head-start in THAT department, siunce my rode is three-strand - I suppose the webbing goes between the strands, no? Thanks.
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Re: Paint to mark anchor chain?

We use these plastic chain markers and like them a lot. For liveaboards, painting the chain is an impractical and messy chore that needs to be done frequently. We have gotten several years of daily anchoring out of a set of these little babies.
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CapnChuck: would you be so kind as to post details on how you sew the nylon webbing to the chain, so that the fastening (sewing threads) are not worn thru by the windlass-gypsy? Might as well advise best way to fasten webbing to rope rode as well, tho I have a head-start in THAT department, siunce my rode is three-strand - I suppose the webbing goes between the strands, no? Thanks.
Wayne, The webbing is cut to lengths of about 6 inches. They are pulled through either a single link in the chain or one strand of the three stands in the road. This makes each piece about 3 inches long when folded over. We then sew the folded piece of webbing together by hand using a large sail needle and waxed thread used to repair sails. The windlass doesn't damage the webbing at all. Our current road has been used very, very extensively for the last 6 years and shows no sign of wear. We have been on our current cruise for 2 years and we anchor a lot. On our previous boat, the system was used for 10 years and was still fine when we sold the boat. Chuck

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Re: Paint to mark anchor chain?

"prime" the chain with Ospho/phosphoric acid before painting. Have found that on galvanised trailers this is the best paint prep so far, expect it would work with chain as well
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