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again gold info brent

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Zincs on a wire rope rode will protect it ,a bit, but the tiny current wont travel more than a link or two up chain, a poor conductor between the links. That is why a stainless anchor will only eat the first few links of a galvanized chain.
There is no reason a cruiser shouldn't be building his own anchors.
I have used AR plate for shanks on Delta anchors for decades, no problem. T1, or QT 100 are other high tensile steels which work , altho I cant see half inch mild steel bending all that easily.
 

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I have good access to 3/8ths and 1/4 inch stainless plate

this is what my chainplates are being upgraded to

does this sound like anchor making material?

I have a friend on a boat with a stowable anchor

could I copy that? Im not afraid of bolts or welding I would need the right angles like you say and weight and test before on the beach but I think it can be done

my plates are looking awesome dont see why an anchor couldnt

if plain steel what steel? is t100 plain mild steel, high carbon? what?

if you have painted your anchors what paint works nicely?

powdercoat after rust protection?

Im all ears really!

would love another project

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christian
 
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