Currently, there many different varieties of fittings and chains being used as mooring chain. When compared to the past years, it is easier to select the best compound to use since there are various grades of components available.
People mounding mooring chains have the opportunity of manufacturing chains of different weights. For the items to look alike but have different strengths, the manufacturer has to use different heat treatment and steel when manufacturing. Marine vessels are supported by mooring chains better when compared to other types of chains.
When manufacturing mooring chains, you do not use the same fitting and strengths to all types of chains since they have different functionalities. The strongest chain is made to be used in a machine but not by someone using bare hands. The chain is too heavy to be held on bare hands, or pulled. It could be dangerous when used on bare hands.
Different types of mooring chains are manufactured in the different manufacturing firms. The different types are used differently according to their grade and sizes. Before buying any mooring chain, it would be best if you have a good idea on the types of chains available before getting one.
The short link is a type of mooring chain which is common to most people who spend most of the time in the water. It is a chain that has its links outside dimensions, which are not more than five times the original diameter of the material used in manufacturing. The chain is short, flexible and heavy making it possible to be used in anchoring. The links are shorter to accept shackles of all sizes. Short links are best used in fittings, which have larger ends.
Mind links are types of mooring chains with the outer dimensions measuring less than their original material. Mid links have more benefits when compared to the short links chains, hence one can consider using them more. With mid link chains, one can use shackles of the same size without using special end links.
The long link chains are another type of mooring chains with an outer dimension measuring less than the diameter of the material used to manufacture. This types of mooring links are the best to use with the larger dimensions because they do not force one to use links with special dimensions when fitting in the correspondent vessel.
The long links have lighter weights. They are used by people in marine vessels which do not carry goods or many people. You can consider using the chain to join two parts of a vessel which is for lightweight jobs.
Mooring chains are made up of material which takes long before it wears out. Consider talking to someone who has a better education on mooring chains when buying the best chain for your marine use.