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Old 16 January 2012, 13:51   #11
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Try this e bay supplier- he may be able to help, not sure on costs for parcel farce
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Always very helpful when we needed exact amounts for codings etc.
Thanks for the tip be he's only flogging galv and its 50% more than I've been quoted for self colour over here.
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Old 16 January 2012, 14:40   #12
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Hi Matt,

T&T used to import from Island Chains by the pallet. Give Tom a ring he may still have some and was always cheaper than Hunts etc.
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Old 16 January 2012, 15:52   #13
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Cheers Karl, I haven't got a number for him but I'll probably go with Hunts anyway. I was down there today playing him like an old piano. I literally had him chasing me down the road with offers got nearly 25% off his normal price, doubt I'll do much better anywhere else
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Old 31 January 2012, 07:48   #14
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Apparently the extra life doesn't warrant the extra cost. The zinc soon wears off with the links chafing against each other all the time.
I dived a mooring for a yacht owning friend a few years ago who'd used black chain. 12mm chain was down to about 2mm thickness and ready to snap in the next big blow on some links on the bottom.

I used 16mm galvanized into a mooring block and six years on it's still showing no signs of corrosion. You're probably right chafing removes zinc from where it chafes but you may misunderstand how the galvanizing works. It's not like powdercoating or paint where a hermetic seal over the bare metal is required. The chafed area between links is still close to zinc plating which will continue to be sacrificial and reduce corrosion on even bare metal on the same link.

Unless it's really easy to inspect and replace I'd use galvanized. At the very least I'd use a length of galvanized into the concrete mooring if that's what you'll have in each corner or you could have to replace the blocks too if the chain is cast into them and rusts out.
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The problem is his chain connects to a ground chain which in turn has everybody else's boat hanging off it too. I'm not sure Martini is too keen on buying galv chain to sacrificially protect the rest of the harbour
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