REFERENCES

References:

Federal Specification, Chains and Attachments, RR-C-271E, Dec 2010
This specification covers welded and weldless chain of commercial quality together with sundry attachments (links and shackles) most commonly used with this chain.

NACM Welded Steel Classification
These specifications cover properties and grades of welded steel chain for industrial and commercial uses produced to accepted commercial tolerances.

ABYC H-40, Anchoring, Mooring and Strong Points, July 2008

IACS Anchor Testing reqs
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES Requirements concerning MOORING, ANCHORING AND TOWING

Cox Engineering – A technical information resource for yacht owners

Sailnet & Cruisers Forum member input

Bolt Grade Markings and Strength

Threaded Fastener Strength Combined Shear Tension

Shear Tension Interaction on Bolts

Practical Sailor 09/2004 “Load on Your Rode”

Ocean Navigator “Anchor Loads Revealed”

Ocean Navigator “Anchor Smarter”

Safety At Sea Studies – 1995 Anchor Study