Chain Stopper

Chain stopper, which is also known as cable stopper, is a device used to secure the anchor chain when riding at anchor, because the windlasses are not designed to hold high loads while a boat is at anchor, the chain stopper can relieve the strain on the windlass and secure the anchor in the housed position in the hawse pipe.

Chain stopper usually consists of two parallel vertical plates mounted on a base with a pivoting bar or pawl which drops down to bear on a chain link.

A hinged bar is fitted in the chain stopper which may be dropped between two links of the chain in order to prevent the chain from running out when the windlass brake is released.

Please refer to our catalog for more information of Fountom Chain Stopper.