Originally Posted by hmason
... we are anchored right now in the Savannah area and the wind is howling. How do I know when chain needs replacing? Helluva time to ask.
Especially if the answer was "yesterday". Howard, I`m sure with your experience, were chain was degraded you would have noticed. It`s not as if you don`t test it regularly by anchoring.
Regarding ss chain, Chris`s point about it not being certified is a good one, I would like to hear someone with metal expertise comment as well. The main reason for maintenance or replacement of gal chain is rust or loss of galvanizing, neither of which should be an issue with (good) ss.
Last NYE a sailboat anchored next to us,on ss chain with an ss claw, which the skipper said came with the boat he bought second hand. Grade A bling for sure, and they stayed anchored.