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Old 10-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #21
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I use a deck wash or the pipe I installed that directs water at the chain as it approaches the roller. This gets 99% of the mud and 100% of any big chunks off before the wet chain goes below. at the bottom of the locker I have a large drain to the bilge. This has never been much of a problem with stink, until I replaced shaft packing earlier this year, and since then I have so much less clean water entering that the bilge has been smelliing a bit. This is controlled for the moment, but I may redirect the drain to a thruhull just above the waterline as a future project.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:04 PM   #22
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The drain hole on our Nova sundeck is also well above the waterline, as you can see with it's accompanying rust stain from 240 feet of 3/8" chain.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #23
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Looks like there's an anchor that's getting used! FSR is your friend.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #24
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We call it the "rust badge of courage" for anchoring out where "slip-huggers" dare to tread.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:20 AM   #25
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We call it the "rust badge of courage" for anchoring out where "slip-huggers" dare to tread.

You must anchor out pretty close to your slip, there is no brown water mustache that usually grows on cruising boats.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:36 AM   #26
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That ain't no "brown water mustache" that is pure rust and no amount of sea water is gonna wash it off.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:45 AM   #27
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Ancora:

1 you need to replace that rusty chain.

2 Toilet bowl cleaner takes off a lot of rust. Naval Jelly or Oxalic acid also takes off a lot. Then only wetsanding will get the rest of it. But wear your badge until you replace the chain, or it will be wasted effort.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:55 AM   #28
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I have a cover on the deck chain hole ...

It's called a spurling pipe.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #29
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I've got more pressing needs for the boat than spending bucks on a new anchor chain. The rode still works and I can't see the rust stain underway. Kinda got used to it by now, gives the boat character.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:03 PM   #30
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I've got more pressing needs for the boat than spending bucks on a new anchor chain. The rode still works and I can't see the rust stain underway. Kinda got used to it by now, gives the boat character.
Watch out for a hole in your chain.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #31
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Ancora:

1 you need to replace that rusty chain.

2 Toilet bowl cleaner takes off a lot of rust. Naval Jelly or Oxalic acid also takes off a lot. Then only wetsanding will get the rest of it. But wear your badge until you replace the chain, or it will be wasted effort.
No west sanding, please...
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