gets a new anchor
With the new windlass now installed I figured that I might as well have an anchor and chain that will wash off with the salt water washdown pump so I splurged on a new 35.2 lb polished 316 stainless steel plow anchor, 75 feet of 5/16" polished stainless steel BBB chain and a stainless steel swivel anchor connector.
35.2 lb polished 316 stainless steel anchor ($327.00 from Danard Marine)
75 ft. polished stainless steel BBB chain ($375.00 from Danard Marine)
1 ea. stainless steel anchor swivel ($89.00 from SailNet)
Total cost: $791.00
Set of allen wrenches
I ordered the anchor from Danard Marine in California. Their web site is at http://www.danardmarine.com They were a pleasure to do business with and the shipping (5 business days via UPS Ground) was a modest $27
My dock mates are giving me a hard time about the anchor, saying such things as "Looks like you'll have to get rid of the beard so you can use it as a mirror to shave."
Below is a photo of the new anchor. I sure hate to get it dirty now.
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