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

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Originally Posted by capta View Post
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?
Sigh, once again, go read the opening post. I was talking about a sleeve on the outside of the actual rope. A sleeve I would myself put over, making it lose, so the anchor rope within would continue to be able to give as it should. Hell, the thread title even uses the word "sleeve".

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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.
Sigh, still so set in your ways you're not able to read what is actually being proposed.