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For joining chain or an anchor to chain
Genuine Maillon Rapide manufacture
AISI 316 marine grade stainless steel
Produced in France
This is the pukka rated option:
Each link is individually stamped with the manufacturer safe working load
Maillon Rapide Links are manufactured in France by Maillon Rapide, from AISI 316 marine grade stainless steel.
Tested and Rated - individually stamped with the manufacturer safe working load
Threaded stud and hexagon collar for tightening with a wrench or spanner.
Joining link for e.g. two lengths of chain, chain to anchor.
Maillon Rapide links may prove useful for a chain to anchor connection for narrow bow rollers and/or restrictive stemhead channels
|Bar Diameter||Overall Length||A||O||SWL||MBL||Overall Width|
L1 = Length overall (outside)
A = internal width
O = aperture width
SWL = Safe Working Load (5:1 safety factor)
MBL = Manufacture (maillon Rapide) Break Load
This link is not suitable for running over a windlass gypsy.
Using stainless steel next to galvanised chain may cause a deterioration in the end links of the chain, so keeping a regular check on that area is imperative.
Any affected links can be removed and the Maillon Rapide refastened.
The threaded part may need to be worked onto a chain of the same diameter.
It may even be necessary to file a minimal amount off the thread.
Please note that Jimmy Green Marine do not recommend joining chain where the connection is load critical or a matter of safety.