I rode out Hurricane Issaac (42 foot 22,000 pound sailboat) on a 45 lb. Manson Supreme and 165 feet of 5/16 chain with two of those links in it that I had installed two years before and had cruised for a year with through the Bahamas. It parked on top of us and blew right at hurricane strength for two days. They didnít break.
I worried a lot less about them after that.
"It's the tides. They can work for you, and they work against you. And, confidentially, I've had this problem with the tides before." Captain Ron