Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-09-2019, 08:53 PM   #1
Guru
 
Star0210's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: US
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: 2004 Cruisers Yachts 50SS
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 901
Opinions please...used anchor chain

What do you think is a fair price for 240ft of used anchor chain?
We want to replace ours and we met someone that offered to sell the spare they have. He said itís practically brand new. He didnít know what he wants for it so Iím looking for opinions on what would be a fair price to pay.

And our plow anchor sucks so we are going to be buying a new one, but we are not going there in this thread!
__________________
Advertisement

Star0210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 09:04 PM   #2
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,155
What size chain?
__________________

Comodave is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 09:07 PM   #3
Veteran Member
 
Ejdakins's Avatar
 
City: Pentiction
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Bluefin
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 41
10 Cents on the dollar or check price of new, Thats retail, cut in half, what marina would pay for it,whole sale, and offer him 1/4 of that ! So $100/$50/$25. whats wrong with your old chain ? Easy to clean up! Find a gravel road and pull behind a truck or car till it shines again, bring it to foundry and re-coat it.
Have a great day !
The longer you listen to a Detroit Diesel the quieter it gets.
Ejdakins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 09:17 PM   #4
Guru
 
Star0210's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: US
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: 2004 Cruisers Yachts 50SS
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 901
Quote:
Originally Posted by Comodave View Post
What size chain?

I think itís 3/8ths?
Star0210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 09:32 PM   #5
Veteran Member
 
Ejdakins's Avatar
 
City: Pentiction
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Bluefin
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 41
3/8 pretty descent chain, I have a 1/2 chain 300 ft + 100 lb Bruce anchor for a 60ft boat
I would love to replace it with a drum and line.
Ejdakins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 09:44 PM   #6
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,155
Well first you need to know what size chain your windlass takes unless you are goin to replace the wildcat. Also there are different types of 3/8Ē so it matters which it is. The different types go for different prices.
Comodave is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 09:51 PM   #7
Dauntless Award
 
Wxx3's Avatar
 
City: New York, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Dauntless
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 42 - 148
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by Comodave View Post
Well first you need to know what size chain your windlass takes unless you are goin to replace the wildcat. Also there are different types of 3/8Ē so it matters which it is. The different types go for different prices.

Yes, it must fit your wildcat on your windlass.
Size (1/",3/8". 5/16") and size of the links, (BBB or HT) matter.
It must be exactly the same.
__________________
Richard on Dauntless,
New York

a Kadey Krogen 42 currently: https://share.garmin.com/dauntless
Blog:
https://dauntlessatsea.com
Wxx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 10:04 PM   #8
Guru
 
HiDHo's Avatar
 
City: Scottsboro, Al.
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hi-D-Ho
Vessel Model: 1987 Krogen Manatee
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 957
Also if you like to sleep soundly determine if the chain is made in China or ACCO/Peerless chain.
HiDHo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 10:21 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
City: Orting, WA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: "Meannder"
Vessel Model: Camano Troll
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 287
fwiw, I just picked up some used 1/4" chain for about .30/foot.
__________________
Toni Froehling
Day Island Washington
1997 Camano Troll
"Meannder"
ctjstr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 06:56 AM   #10
Guru
 
Maerin's Avatar
 
City: East Coast
Country: USA
Vessel Name: M/V Maerin
Vessel Model: Solo 4303
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 699
As mentioned above, it's not worth a dime to you if it's not the correct size. Gotta make certain, the differences in link size can be very difficult to determine at a glance, so you'll need to look and measure.... twice! If you can cut a piece of the proposed chain a foot or so to actually test it in your gypsy might save yourself some headache.
__________________
Steve Sipe
Selene 4303 Maerin
http://maerin.net
Maerin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 07:56 AM   #11
Guru
 
jleonard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,301
I would say no more than 50% of what you could buy new locally.
__________________
Jay Leonard
Attitude Adjustment
40 Albin
Mystic,Ct. /New Port Richey,Fl
jleonard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 08:20 AM   #12
Guru
 
Star0210's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: US
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: 2004 Cruisers Yachts 50SS
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 901
Thanks everybody. David is fairly certain what we have is 3/8ths but is going to measure it today. We have time as the chain is in FL so we wouldn’t get it until we go on our trip end of next month. But he wants to reach out to the guy and make arrangements and discuss price ahead of time so he doesn’t sell it to anyone else. He knows we want it if it works but waiting to hear from us that it will indeed work. David knows all the details about it but I didn’t pay attention to any of that stuff. That’s guy stuff. Lol
Star0210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 12:13 PM   #13
Guru
 
cardude01's Avatar
 
City: Victoria TX
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet steadysailer
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,110
How long does chain usually last? Mine is about 11 years old. I rarely think about that poor chain, and it would suck if it failed at night. It doesnít seem too rusty.
cardude01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 03:36 PM   #14
Guru
 
Simi 60's Avatar
 
City: Queensland
Country: Australia
Vessel Model: Milkraft 60 converted timber trawler
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 1,963
Quote:
Originally Posted by HiDHo View Post
Also if you like to sleep soundly determine if the chain is made in China or ACCO/Peerless chain.
Plenty of good stuff comes out of China

Quote:
. A total of 13 chain samples was tested destructively using a 50 ton Denison tensile tester. The samples included several made in Europe but the majority were from Chinese factories. Four were Grade 40, nine were Grade 30. Every sample achieved the required strength for its grade but it was noticeable that every Chinese Grade 30 chain, with one exception, delivered the strength of a Grade 40. The result suggests that steels used for Grade 40, typical of constructional steels, are more readily obtainable in China than the lower carbon steel used for Grade 30.

Chain – Cox Engineering
And if you search the internet you can find people complaining about acco chain fail


https://www.google.com/search?q=acco...obile&ie=UTF-8
Simi 60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 04:52 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Rebel's Avatar
 
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Arcturus
Vessel Model: Polaris 35
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 101
I have just replaced my 10mm L grade short link chain-55mtr. The chain was made in China but in an Australian supervised factory. Chain is tested and is smooth galvanized with no clumps of gal on links. Very happy with it.
John. Arcturus
Rebel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 07:49 PM   #16
Guru
 
foggysail's Avatar
 
City: Ashland, MA
Country: United States
Vessel Model: 1990 Silverton 40 aftcabin
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 1,037
Of course as mentioned by others, the important factor is your gypsy. I use 5/16''HT which I believe is more than adequate. Personally, I would not use 3/8'', I would change my gypsy first to use the 5/16''if necessary.

My objection to the 3/8 is weight. 5/16'' comes in at 0.93#/ft where as the 3/8'' is 1.41#/ft or about 50% heavier. Just my thoughts--
foggysail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 08:01 PM   #17
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: ACIW
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 19,118
Isn't heavy chain a good thing as long as your bow has the bouyancy to carry enough of it?
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 08:17 PM   #18
Guru
 
foggysail's Avatar
 
City: Ashland, MA
Country: United States
Vessel Model: 1990 Silverton 40 aftcabin
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 1,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Isn't heavy chain are good thing as long as your bow has the bouyancy to carry enough of it?
Maybe if your getting up onto a plane which most trawlers do not. And I travel at 7-8K unless sloppy conditions or imminent storm forecasts are posted.
foggysail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 10:18 PM   #19
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,155
Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Isn't heavy chain a good thing as long as your bow has the bouyancy to carry enough of it?
They have a Cruisers that I assume will get up on plane. Weight may be an issue depending on how they run it.
Comodave is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2019, 06:05 AM   #20
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: ACIW
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 19,118
Thanks, can't see that on the mobile version....
__________________

psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012