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Tagged With: parachute anchor chain plate

big seas gear

Remember the parachute anchor chain plates that we installed on the bows?  After finishing the chain plates for the bow, we had the stern chain plates made for a series drogue attachment, but we didn’t get them installed before we started cruising.  Our series drogue had been ordered, but it needed to be custom made and … Continue reading »

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job done, checked off the list

                        After all of our hard work involved with the new parachute anchor chain plates, I had hoped for some spectacular photos for the final post on their installation.  Instead, as we are swamped with chores in these final days as landlubbers, I could … Continue reading »

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lucky number 12

                                The parachute anchor chain plates are polished and ready for installation.  Compared to the 16 hours that I was expecting, it only took 12 hours to achieve their final shine.  Now they’re too pretty to use!   The final two and a … Continue reading »

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9 1/2 hours later

  The progress . . .                                                 80 to 100 to 120 to 220 to 320.  Luckily, 320 grit was as high as I needed to go before beginning the polishing process … Continue reading »

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$1200 or 16+ hours of sanding

  Pay $1200 or sand for more than 16 hours.  That is our choice.  Our new parachute anchor chain plates need to be sanded and polished.  The professional said it would take him a minimum of 8 hours per plate, and they charge $75 per hour.  Ouch! and no thank you.   Well, “ouch!“ is what I was saying this … Continue reading »

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parachute anchor plates

                  Wil has his next project cut out for himself.  Come to think of it, I have a big project cut out for myself as well! Our specially designed parachute anchor chain plates are almost ready for installation.  Before installing these heavy duty plates, we need to … Continue reading »

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