Chains for boats
The chains used for boating can have links of different width and shape, are normally attached to the anchor
and are offered with essential accessories, such as windlass
, chain distributor and chain lock. They are a fundamental accessory, often underestimated in relation to its importance: it is precisely to the chain (and obviously to the anchor) that the boat is hooked during mooring, and it is the chain that must ensure the necessary (and high) resistance to loads and resistance over time.
In particular, if a suitably heavy chain is used, suitably long and placed on the bottom, the movements transmitted from the boat to the anchor (as well as the pitching) will be decidedly less, the fiction of the chain is in fact that of a shock absorber
for these movements. It is for this reason that the chains must be chosen in an adequate way, both in terms of measurements
(depending on the seabed where you will moor) and the materials
used for its construction.
Anchor chains with ISO or DIN standards
European standards usually follow ISO standards. For various sizes of chains such as those of diameter 6 and 8
there are no differences between ISO and DIN, while the difference is for chains with a diameter of 10 mm. For DIN 766 chains, in fact, the pitch is 28 mm while for ISO it is 30 mm.
On the online shop MTONAUTICASTORE.IT you will find, for sale, the chain you need at discounted prices up to 35%
: from the Calibrated Chain for winches and anchor windlasses, to the Genoese Chain both in stainless steel and galvanized steel. Read the various product sheets to find all the information on diameters and lengths.
If you need different sizes or do not find the chain you need, do not hesitate to contact us, you can also do it via Live Chat
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