The existing 12mm chain of 60m in length has gone to a specialist welder to extend it to 100m. Managed to miss putting the anchor through the window as it was lowered before we roped the hook to control the swing – just. On the way down it cleared the roof and guttering by about 3mm as it arced through the anchor roller link by link.
The chain has now returned
but there are concerns about locker capacity as a straight onshore lift leads to a full locker at 85m as chain piles up under the hawser
but this isn’t ideal for some of the depths we will anchor in so maybe with a bit of re-distribution we will onboard all 100m
Once again don’t put the anchor through the window! One small swing and……