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Anchor Chain & Shackles

      • Sea Dog Stainless Steel Shackle
        List Price:
        Starting At: $4.03

        Sea-Dog Stainless Steel Bow Shackle These Sea Dog Bow Shackles feature a rounded shape and are designed to handle many different types of load from any direction. This shackle is ideal for many rigging applications. Constructed of Investment Cast 316...

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      • Galvanized Anchor Chain And Shackles
        List Price: $22.99
        Starting At: $19.56

        Tie Down Engineering Galvanized Anchor Chain And Shackles Make anchoring a breeze by adding a length of chain to your anchor line. Includes two anchor shackles. Specifications:   Part...

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      • Sea Dog Anchor Shackle Galvanized Screw Pin
        List Price: $2.40
        Starting At: $1.63

        Sea-Dog Galvanized Screw Pin Anchor Shackle With their round shape, these shackles are designed to handle many different types of load from any direction. These galvanized shackles feature a screw pin closure and are ideal for joining anchors to mooring...

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      • Greenfield PVC Coated Anchor Chain - Black
        List Price: $28.49
        Starting At: $20.99

        Greenfield PVC Coated Anchor Chain - Black Greenfield's unique, specially formulated, highly elastic PVC coating stretches to allow chain to bend and coil easy. Anchor chain is essential for safe anchoring, providing weight between the anchor and rode...

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      • Lewmar Stainless Anchor Swivel
        List Price: $62.36
        Starting At: $43.65

        Lewmar Stainless Anchor Swivel Lewmar Anchor Swivel is made from 316 Stainless Steel and can swivel 360 degrees. Attach the swivel between the anchor and the chain, allowing the rope to swivel instead of twisting up. Models...

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      • Sea Dog Quick Link
        List Price: $2.59
        Starting At: $2.28

        Sea-Dog Quick Link   Electro-Galvanized Steel Threaded Stock Captive nuts screw off one end to open, back on to close Skin packed Part Number A B C D E B.S. (lb...

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      • Greenfield PVC Coated Anchor Chain - White
        List Price: $25.49
        Starting At: $18.99

        Greenfield Products PVC Coated Anchor Chain - White Greenfield's unique, specially formulated, highly elastic PVC coating stretches to allow chain to bend and coil easy. Anchor chain is essential for safe anchoring, providing weight between the anchor...

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      • Sea Sense Polished Stainless Steel Anchor Chain
        List Price: $90.24
        Starting At: $69.49

        Sea Sense Polished Stainless Steel Anchor Chain Stainless Steel Anchor Chain is super strong 5-16" chain with a polished look even after being exposed to the harshest conditions. Working load 2000lbs Breaking strength 8000lbs 5-16" x 6'

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      • Sea Dog Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Thimble
        List Price: $4.82
        Starting At: $3.28

        Sea Dog Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Thimble Used to protect wire or rope from contacting with the load it is hoisting, Sea Dog thimbles keep the eye slice from being crushed while reducing chafe and abrasion. Constructed of corrosion resistant stamped...

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      • Greenfield PVC Coated Anchor Chain - Royal Blue
        List Price: $28.49
        Starting At: $20.99

        Greenfield Products PVC Coated Anchor Chain - Royal Blue Greenfield's unique, specially formulated, highly elastic PVC coating stretches to allow chain to bend and coil easy. Anchor chain is essential for safe anchoring, providing weight between the...

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      • Sea Dog Galvanized Thimble
        List Price: $2.32
        Starting At: $1.58

        Sea-Dog Light Duty Thimble The Sea-Dog Thimble is used to protect wire or rope from contacting with the load it is hoisting. Thimbles keep the eye splice from being crushed while reducing chafe and abrasion. Constructed of hot dipped galvanized stamped...

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      • Sea Dog 316 Stainless Anchor Swivel
        List Price: $52.49
        Starting At: $35.99

        Sea-Dog Stainless Steel Anchor Swivels Sea Dog investment cast AISI 316 stainless steel swivel anchor connectors are designed to easily slide of anchor rollers, preventing snagging which minimizes wear on the bow roller and windlass. These precision,...

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      • Greenfield PVC Coated Anchor Chain - Red
        List Price: $28.49
        Starting At: $20.99

        Greenfield Products PVC Coated Anchor Chain - Red Greenfield's unique, specially formulated, highly elastic PVC coating stretches to allow chain to bend and coil easy. Anchor chain is essential for safe anchoring, providing weight between the anchor and...

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      • Greenfield PVC Coated Anchor Chain - Yellow
        List Price: $28.49
        Starting At: $20.99

        Greenfield Products PVC Coated Anchor Chain - Yellow Greenfield's unique, specially formulated, highly elastic PVC coating stretches to allow chain to bend and coil easy. Anchor chain is essential for safe anchoring, providing weight between the anchor...

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      • Whitecap Industries Black Nylon Rope Thimble
        List Price: $3.66
        Starting At: $3.08

        Whitecap Industries Black Nylon Rope Thimble Black Nylon Available in 3/8" and 1/2" 

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      • Maxwell Anchor Swivel Shackle SS - 6-8mm - 750kg
        Starting At: $49.61

        ANCHOR SWIVEL SHACKLESThe use of a swivel and joining shackles to join your anchor and rode will greatly improve anchor retrieval and help ensure that the rode lays neatly into your anchor locker. Thus, they are highly recommended for use with Maxwell's...

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      • Maxwell Anchor Swivel Shackle SS - 10-12mm - 1500kg
        Starting At: $65.89

        ANCHOR SWIVEL SHACKLESThe use of a swivel and joining shackles to join your anchor and rode will greatly improve anchor retrieval and help ensure that the rode lays neatly into your anchor locker. Thus, they are highly recommended for use with Maxwell's...

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      • Maxwell AA150 Chain & Rope Counter
        List Price: $607.00
        Starting At: $443.99

        Rode CounterAuto Anchor 150 - panel mount rode counter for electric or hydraulic windlasses using all-chain or rope/chain rode. Rode length monitoring from the helm. Large LCD display with adjustable red back lighting shows length of anchor rode...

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      • Maxwell Economy Chain Stopper f\/5\/16", 3\/8", 8mm & 10mm Chain
        List Price: $87.94
        Starting At: $70.99

        Economy Chain Stopper f/5/16", 3/8", 8mm & 10mm ChainChain stoppers hold the chain and take the load off the windlass. They are used to set and ride on the anchor, break free the anchor or to prevent accidental free fall of the anchor while under way...

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      Boat Anchor Chain & Shackles

      To get a better idea of the importance of boat anchor chain and shackles it helps to understand how an anchor actually works. Anchoring a ship is an important function to keep a boat or ship stable in the water. Anchors are used when the boat engines are turned off. First the location must be chosen, the boat slows down by reversing the thrust and the anchor is dropped. Anchor chain and shackles must be strong enough to carry the weight of the anchor and be long enough to ensure that the anchor reaches sea bottom.

      Next the boat must be reversed. This is called going astern so that the anchor digs in to the seabed and the boat position is secured. Once the ship is anchored, the chain must be able to withstand additional force from rough weather to ensure the ship does not drift. When it is time to weigh anchor, the chain is put under greater force than when the anchor had been dropped.

      For Advice About Anchoring Supplies, Call Us!

      Purchasing boat anchor chain and shackles with sufficient strength to support every aspect of anchoring is essential to this important process. As part of routine maintenance, both anchor shackles and chain should be inspected for rust and cracks. When it is time to replace these components, know that Wholesale Marine carries anchor chain and shackles in varying tensile strengths to ensure safe anchoring time after time.

      Anchor chain for lightweight tow boats is usually vinyl coated steel or nickel. Galvanized and stainless steel anchor chain and shackles have the strength and durability required for most intense fishing and boating applications. Wholesale Marine has partnered with Sea Dog, Greenfield, Sea Sense, Whitecap, and AnchorLift to bring our customers the highest quality products in the industry.

      If you have questions as to what anchoring products and boat anchor chain are right for your boat, give us a call and we’ll be glad to advise you. We’re here from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM Monday through Friday EST at (877) 388-2628.