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09-22-2008 09:45 PM
sailboy21
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I'd imagine that chain would damage and wear through starboard, in rather short time if you use the anchor a lot.
Not really... not unless there is a load on the chain and the angle isn't too severe. There was a section of teak my chain was rubbing against which took the better part of 3 years before I had to do something about it.
09-22-2008 09:28 PM
sailingdog I'd imagine that chain would damage and wear through starboard, in rather short time if you use the anchor a lot.
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Originally Posted by speciald View Post
I used a piece of Starboard - easier to cup and shape and nowhere near as hot underfoot.
09-22-2008 02:44 PM
speciald I used a piece of Starboard - easier to cup and shape and nowhere near as hot underfoot.
09-22-2008 02:38 PM
Stillraining If you have a boat Railing shop in town they will have the ability to help you with scraps,shaping, welding, drilling whatever.

Strange this is comming up I am designing an item for my boat as well.

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09-22-2008 02:27 PM
RAGTIMEDON If you are willing to put some sweat into it, a scrap yard is your cheapest source. Take a magnet with you! once you find and purchase a small piece of scrap you can cut it and/or finish it with a Dremel tool. A dremel tool is one of the most versatile tools on a boat for small jobs; I won't leave home without it!
09-22-2008 02:05 PM
sailboy21 onlinemetals.com look for them on Amazon.com too. I have had good experiences with them, and they answer the phone! Very nice to deal with.
09-22-2008 01:57 PM
hellosailor I'd ask local scrap yards or stainless welding shops first, since what they want for a piece of bar stock scrap may be less than the SHIPPING cost of mail ordering it.

A fast web search will find many reasonable web vendors--but shipping and handling can't be avoided.
09-22-2008 01:54 PM
capngregg This is one of my sources for metal. www.metalsupermarkets.com
They usually have everything in stock at pretty reasonable prices and they have several locations around the country.

Good Luck
09-22-2008 01:38 PM
xort Plain flat bar stock will suffice, all that will need to be done is finish the two cut ends. Not sure what finishing stainless entails, I don't have metal working tools.
09-22-2008 12:17 PM
cockeyedbob XORT

IF you feel comfortable with doing the work yourself, you might check local scrap yards ... mine sells stainless, for $1.75/lb regardless of type ... I visit regularly, pick through the stock, and purchase what I need or might need.
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