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post #12 of Old 05-02-2007
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Don;t want to jack the post here but I think this info would be good for Jason and myself. Why the heck would you want light chain? Is there something I'm missing here? I have a pretty good understanding of physics and light chain makes absolutely no sense to me. Isn't the whole point to absorb some of the load of the boat during a gust (and no I don;t mean strech, I mean due to sag in the rode from the chains weight), and to keep the load on the anchor horizontal? I agree that if you're trying to save weight than it's better to alot more weight to the anchor but isn't it true that heavy chain will help any anchor?
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