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Old 07-28-2017, 07:04 PM   #21
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Simi, I get it. If you really wanted to add rope you could get a gypsy fabricated,it could be worthwhile longterm, but up there in coral country surely the standard rig is all chain.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:40 PM   #22
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Today I talked to Muirs about rope for the 5/16 gypsy. He advised using 12/14/16mm 3 strand nylon(13mm=1/2inch). Then added I need to fit a $300 "rcms" to the gypsy so it would take rope as well as chain.
I had tried some 16mm in the gypsy,(not under load,just to see how it sat), seemed like it would slightly compress and fit nice and tight, didn`t look like slipping.
Anyone been here? I never heard of fitting something extra, the Muir guy came to it as a kind of afterthought. I`m inclined to blunder on and see what happens.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:34 AM   #23
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Fresh 80M of chain, on and fitted, Sunday. Eureka!
Injured my back helping move the drum off the delivery truck on Monday, slowly coming good. And, thanks to our great neighbours who helped! Turned the boat bow in(first time ever),rolled off the old chain via the gypsy and bow roller straight into a drum placed on a 4 wheel trolley. Positioned the fresh drum under the bow roller, Lehmans at 1000 rpm, on it went, with pauses to attach the bitter end in the locker, and the faithful Super Sarca the other end, before hauling it to pride of place on the bow. Backed out, spun around, backed in, re-moused the anchor shackle. Job done! Very glad I went with one length, as advised by all who kindly contributed.
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If you are not already done with this, just get the barrel delivered to your house. Open it up, and start at the end and feed it into your truck or car hand over hand. Protect the paint. When you get it to the marina do the opposite and feed it hand over hand into a dock cart. Time it so you are there at high tide so the ramp to the dock isn't too steep. If it is too heavy for a cart, feed half of it into one cart, then feed the other half into a second cart, have a buddy follow you closely with the second cart. Feed it right out of the carts into your boat. You may also want to lay it out on the dock and mark it for length.


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Old 09-10-2017, 02:17 AM   #25
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If you are not already done with this, just get the barrel delivered to your house....
Edit. Saw page 2 that you are done!
Thanks for your interest. Yes, it got done, mostly due to my marina neighbours help after I hurt myself, can`t thank them enough.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:25 PM   #26
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About to buy a new 75m length of chain and get the old 75m regalved next time I'm up north.
Joiner will be the drama as there is no 13mm grade L joiner made.

The cheap stainless castings c link style commonly sold are unacceptable strength wise and a Crosby missing link isn't quite right so not sure if it'll pass through the chain wheel.

Thinking the Crosby will be the one, paint up the chain on either side of join so I know where it is and be ready to help it through if required.
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The Crosby joiner I searched out looks similar in design to the s/s ones. Advantage might be it`s gal steel.
The s/s one I checked out but did not use was virtually identical to a normal link, intended to pass through the gypsy like a link. If the Crosby is similar, it might pass through. Go with it, see what happens when the painted section appears.
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About to buy a new 75m length of chain and get the old 75m regalved next time I'm up north.
Joiner will be the drama as there is no 13mm grade L joiner made.

The cheap stainless castings c link style commonly sold are unacceptable strength wise and a Crosby missing link isn't quite right so not sure if it'll pass through the chain wheel.

Thinking the Crosby will be the one, paint up the chain on either side of join so I know where it is and be ready to help it through if required.
Maybe go to Serafini to buy your new 75m length. They manufacture, so might very well be able to join your old length on in their factory.
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I did try serrafini but their pricing, plus freight was not as competive as what I can get it from other places supplying pwb chain.

Plus, I need to get the other chain regalved in Bundaberg before getting a link put in which is why I wanted a crosby link to do it when convenient.
This article says the crosby meets the load specs, but does not show favourable results on the more commonly used and supplied s/s ones
https://coxengineering.sharepoint.com/Pages/Clinks.aspx
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