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 fornarrow 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.