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Wilm. man repainting heavy anchors, chains for U.S. Coast Guard

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A local man is taking on a challenging task – repainting anchors and chains for the U.S. Coast Guard. A local man is taking on a challenging task – repainting anchors and chains for the U.S. Coast Guard.
The anchors are about 3,000 pounds each, and the 90-foot chains are about 5,000 pounds a piece. The anchors are about 3,000 pounds each, and the 90-foot chains are about 5,000 pounds a piece.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A local man is taking on a challenging task – repainting anchors and chains for the U.S. Coast Guard.

John Tinney, owner of Tinney Painting, said he wasn't completely sure what he was getting into when he read the job description.

The anchors are about 3,000 pounds each, and the 90-foot chains are about 5,000 pounds a piece.

Tinney says moving them to his shop was a job in itself.

From there, each piece had to be sandblasted to remove all the old paint and rust, followed by several layers of paint.

Tinney said the Coast Guard has inspected each step of the process because of strict regulations.

It's a thorough job, but Tinney said it's a welcome one, adding that people would be amazed if they knew how much work the Coast Guard provides for the Wilmington area.

This job started about two weeks ago, and it'll take them another week to finish.

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