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Old 03-29-2013
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Re: Vectran sleeve for anchor rode?

To the best of my knowledge, none of the rope you have mentioned has any elasticity. 5 tons versus a 33 pound anchor (bigger in more wind) with no elasticity is a recipe for disaster. Do you use dacron double braid, Vectran, Spectra or Dyneema for dock lines?
Good luck thinking outside the box on anchoring. You don't have to be a circumnavigator to have a 50 knot squall (or more) come through an anchorage kicking up some pretty ugly seas.
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