Titan windlass chains are manufactured by CMP; a company with more than 100 years of experience in the industry.
Each link is proof tested and calibrated to the relevant standard. Finish is hot, dip galvanized.
Titan™ chain is manufactured and proof tested in a ISO-9001 environment to ensure lasting quality and strength.
A range of both metric and imperial chain sizes are available so it's important that the right size and grade of chain is used to ensure the links fit correctly in the chain-wheel or gypsy. Ocean Solutions try to stock every grade and size that is commonly used. We can research the windlass and gypsy for you to help determine the correct size and grade. We can also send you a short sample to check the fit in your gypsy.
The gypsy/chainwheel of your windlass will be designed to accept a specific size and grade of chain so selecting the correct type of chain is very important. The images above show typical locations of identifying marks.
The most common grade of chain in Australia is "L" grade manufactured to Australian Standard AS2321-2006
: if your vessel was built in Australia the windlass gypsy will likely be suited to this chain grade but if the chain is not matched to the chain-wheel problems occur, such as the chain jumping off the gypsy or the chain jamming as it will not feed smoothly through the chain pipe.
Improperly sized chain will also wear out much faster.
We also stock "Hi-Test" G4 chain that is a third stronger than standard "G30" chain. G4 is fast becoming the most popular chain for use with modern High Holding Power anchors that don't require a heavy chain to work well.
High strength G4 grades of chain can be smaller and thus lighter for a given strength which offers the added benefit of less weight in the bow and the ability to carry an increased amount of rode. With a large surplus of weight savings, a fraction of this weight could then be invested back into a larger anchor, so forming a system which is both more conservative and lighter in terms of total weight. All major windlass manufacturers will have gypsys available for G4 chain so adapting the windlass to accept is generally very easy.