Originally Posted by MedSailor
I would agree with much of this, though you're really well outside of "anchoring 101" or even 201 here. I usually don't like to mention this kind of stuff unless a lot of qualifications and specifics are mentioned. It's too easy, in my opinion, for someone to mis-read
this info and start using 3:1 with rope and a regular sized anchor, for example, which none of the experts you mentioned are recommending.
Even with a pure rope rode there is no benefit to >7:1? Do you have a link to their data? I love anchor geekery.
Try this one
. Highlight the variable you wish to change and click and move up or down (took me a while to figure that out)
Fun to play with, but I still like to be able to raise the wind and leave some chain on the bottom.