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.
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