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Old 15 June 2005, 17:06   #1
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Joining anchor chain

I bought an extra lengh of achor chain today and want to join it to my existing peice, I thought that I'd get one of those two part links that you put through each end of the chain, then peen over the ends of the link to join permanatly together. The guy in the shop said they're unreliable......So why's he selling them!! He said he'd sell me a small shackle, but couldn't find one small enough to fit though the 6mm chain links.

What do you guys think? Use a couple of SS bolts?
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I'd go for the small shackle and "Mouse" the pin. Nos potential sharp edges to damage tooobes or hands.

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use a small 0 shaped shackle type thing that has a screw gate down one edge not at the bottom

is it called a quick link?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...556777321&rd=1
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That's quite smart 118......But how do you stop the nut comming undone?
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You'll not get one small enough because the threaded section is larger than the shank diameter.

Shackle it and give the end of the thread a belt with a hammer. If you want it smooth, saw off the tightening lug and clean it up with a file. To go through 6mm chain, the shackle will need to be quite small.
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Plan A
Use 2 x 6mm shackles back to back, then you dont have to worry about getting the "eye" thro' the link.
Seize (tie) the pin using s/s wire. Welding wire or rod is good, and I am sure you may be able to find some at work. Or use JWs subtle thread peening method.

Plan B
Join with an anchor connector. This is a swivle connector which will help stop the warp twisting.
http://www.marine-super-store.com/po...manf=&format=1 - Second item.

Plan C
Go and buy the right length and keep the other 2 for something else.
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I'll go with the Plan A approach thanks Mark, I just needed a bit of latteral thinking by someone else.


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