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Re: Anchor Rode Spectra?

Your friend who warned you not to use Spectra is right on the money. Nylon is normally used in large part because of its ability to absorb shock loads. Such loads can easily multiply the forces to which your ground tackle and boat fittings will be subjected in choppy seas. Lots of chain and an anchor kellet will also help to reduce shock loads, to a point. But a 100+ feet of nylon is hard to beat as a shock absorber.
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