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The chain guard by Lone Star Marine was developed in order to reduce the noise of chain going over the deck rollers and hawse pipes, as well as protect the boat from bumps and scrapes.
While researching for this new product LSM experimented with the several materials and weave patterns including nylon and polyester fibres. We found these fibres to be insufficient for abrasion protection, and the softer nature encouraged ‘fingertrapping’ when feeding the chain through the guard, making application very difficult. They also tend to develop runs when feeding over galvanized chain.
Our product uses a thicker, stiffer material in a tight weave pattern. The result is a hardwearing guard with a larger minimum diameter. These important traits reduce the fingertrap effect and allows the guard to be applied much easier than alternatives, and will outlast most other materials available.
*Newly developed and designed specifically for noise reduction of your chain over your bow sprit, deck roller and / or hawse pipe.
*sold by the foot and can fit both 1/4in and 5/16in chain.
– Remove anchor from swivel.
– Milk/bunch the chain guard onto your anchor swivel and pull down over your chain. This will take around 10-15 minutes. Every 3-4 minutes pull the end of the chain guard away from the swivel to stretch it out.
– When the chain guard reaches the end, put 2 cables ties through the chain guard and the last link of chain.
– Get one person to hold this end and the other to strech the chain guard tight. Putting a cable tie every 1.5m through the middle of the chain guard and chain link.
– After doing this 5-6 times you will reach the anchor swivel, cable tie twice through the end.
– Cut off the excess and remove any frays gently with a lighter.
– Replace your anchor and you can now anchor with some stealth.
*GX Series winches are fast. It is recommended to leave chain guard off the last 3 feet of chain as an audial indicator the anchor is about to come into the bow sprit.
How to Install Chain Guard