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    Default where to buy anchor line/chain in Anchorage

    Looking for a new setup. thanks.
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    What are you looking for? I picked up 3/8 galvanized chain at Home Depot best price in the box. Check their line too. Check Sportsman's for an anchor, but they may not have the size you want. Good luck

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    I would check B&J's.

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    Arctic wire & rope, i've seen good prices there. If your getting 3 strand for line i'd be glad to splice it for ya if you can't do it yourself. I don't have the fids to splice braid.
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    Arctic Wire and Rope is where I have always got my stuff
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    Arctic Wire and Rope +3
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    And I would add that it is a good idea to splice it yourself. It is a nice skill to have if you ever have to do it when you are out on the water. There are some youtube videos that explain it pretty well.
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    Donalson's carries 3 strand in various dia's, don't recall if they have chain. If you don't know how to splice line, it's well worth learning and relatively easy. Splice up a set of dock lines and you should have it down pretty well.
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    Just be careful. Once you learn how to splice that stuff you will be splicing everything you have. I spent a couple days reconfiguring my shrimp pot lines and everything else on the boat..... It's easy and a must know kind of thing.
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    If you want to be sure your splice will hold, if you are using poly 3 strand, put a few drops of super glue on the splice, it will heat up smell funny but it will be a solid piece of plastic when it sets. Do not use too much for too long because it will be too stiff for the windlass, a little is good, a lot is a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocnfish View Post
    If you want to be sure your splice will hold, if you are using poly 3 strand, put a few drops of super glue on the splice, it will heat up smell funny but it will be a solid piece of plastic when it sets. Do not use too much for too long because it will be too stiff for the windlass, a little is good, a lot is a problem.
    If its making heat and smelling thats means it melting strands. Weak strands= parted line when it counts most ! If you splice it correctly it ain't going nowhere.

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    Haven't lost an anchor yet .... when you do that it becomes a solid piece of plastic .... just do not run it the length of the splice .... as I said it becomes too stiff to make it over the windlass .... once again a new idea, god forbid ..... be at the sportsman show tomorrow, should be a couple of reels on hold over at Mt View Sports .....

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