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post #45 of Old 06-28-2013
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Re: Anchor Setting Woes

And remember at 2 am in the rain when a 40 knt squall hits nobody ever says I need a smaller anchor and less chain.

Which is why I have a 60lb CQR and 220 feet of 3/8th chain with a second similar set up in reserve. This on a lightish 44 ft mono. Why all chain well I have had a rope rode on a stern anchor chafe through in less than 2 hours. Coral is abrasive.

The boat came with a manual anchor winch, I changed this for and electric one and regard this as a piece of safety gear. Coming in tired after a long sail I am willing and able to reanchor several times to get a good grip.
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