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post #34 of Old 01-14-2007
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Originally Posted by mrkeith
i always thought that it was the amount of chain dropped rather than anchor. i have a cqr which always held as long as i put 5x the chain out. i took off most of the chain cuz i was trying to lighten boat for racing, and yesterday the boat dragged for the first time after i dropped 2x the length for chain. wind was 25knots. i m guessing my problem was too little chain rather than anchor? i guess one can't race while maintaining sufficient chain? any thoughts? thanks
For racing, I actually have (because they force me to) an alluminum anchor inside, and absolutely no chain, just to make the rulers happy.

I almost made one out of wood, and it would be painted grey, but then if they inspected I would be in trouble....

The only thing is don't forget to install the real anchor when you go out cruising!!! The aluminum anchor almost floats!!!
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