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Old 15 January 2012, 18:13   #1
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Mooring Chain

Pardon the pun but has anybody got any links to a good i.e. cheap chain supplier?

I'm looking for about 120m of black 10mm short link

Everyone over here wants silly money
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Old 15 January 2012, 19:01   #2
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other here people seem to buy high tensile chain from the fishermen mutual!

never heard of black chain? is it special, I use galvanised short link. I think I bought from Gael force in inverness.

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You may be better off approaching a chain wholesaler or manufacturer who would supply the whole length in a 45 gallon drum.
Cradely Heath in the Midlands is the centre for British chain manufacturing, you could try this firm?
Welded Chains Mild steel welded chain certified and un certified chains. short link and longer link chains tested and untested

If you intend fitting shackles to the chain you might be better off going up to 12mm (1/2") in order to get the shackle pins through the link?
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Old 16 January 2012, 02:01   #4
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never heard of black chain?
I should say self coloured really, i.e. not galvanised.

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If you intend fitting shackles to the chain you might be better off going up to 12mm (1/2") in order to get the shackle pins through the link?
I'll probably cut to the correct lengths then make my own big link on each end for a shackle. Saying that it doesn't have to be short link although it's probably better as it's heavier.

It's for a harbour mooring, 4 chains, one each corner.
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Pardon the pun but has anybody got any links to a good i.e. cheap chain supplier?

I'm looking for about 120m of black 10mm short link

Everyone over here wants silly money
Try this e bay supplier- he may be able to help, not sure on costs for parcel farce
uk-yacht-rigging-and-supplies
TEL 01472 360700 OR 07711 040831 OR EMAIL ME info@yachtriggingsupplies.com
Always very helpful when we needed exact amounts for codings etc.
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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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TEL 01472 360700 OR 07711 040831 OR EMAIL ME info@yachtriggingsupplies.com
Always very helpful when we needed exact amounts for codings etc.
If thats the lad in Hull/Grimsby he's real helpful and usually decent prices.
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South Wales Marine are usually pretty good, he has a web shop and an eBay shop.
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I've also used uk-yacht-rigging-and-supplies and found them to be very helpful.
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Why don't you want to use galvanised chain? Wouldn't it last longer?
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Why don't you want to use galvanised chain? Wouldn't it last longer?
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.
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