Monday, April 8, 2019

Marking anchor chain

Before I put away the anchor chain that was delivered yesterday, I decided to go ahead and mark the chain lengths every 50 feet with bright fluorescent paint so I can tell how much anchor chain is deployed when anchoring, roughly.

There are a variety of ways of marking your chain lengths but really the most practical is just  to paint the chain every 25 or in my case 50 feet. The paint won't last long as the water and sand will remove most of it off the outside of the links but small patches in between the links will last longer and are sufficient to provide a visual indicator of the anchor chain lengths being deployed.

The previous anchor chain was just a few feet of BBB grade chain. I have switched-up to G4 grade chain which should last a bit longer.

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