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09-22-2008 08:45 PM
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
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 08:28 PM
sailingdog I'd imagine that chain would damage and wear through starboard, in rather short time if you use the anchor a lot.
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 01:44 PM
speciald I used a piece of Starboard - easier to cup and shape and nowhere near as hot underfoot.
09-22-2008 01:38 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.

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09-22-2008 01:27 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 01:05 PM
sailboy21 look for them on too. I have had good experiences with them, and they answer the phone! Very nice to deal with.
09-22-2008 12:57 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 12:54 PM
capngregg This is one of my sources for metal.
They usually have everything in stock at pretty reasonable prices and they have several locations around the country.

Good Luck
09-22-2008 12:38 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 11:17 AM
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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