Thanks for that very well written clarification. I now see that this setup is adaptable to a number of adverse conditions - but more so for relatively long term anchorage.
Contrary to what some "contemporary" anchor salemen (and owners) preach in response to "what is the best anchor" questions, I have had unfaultering results with our 35# CQR (authentic article - not generic with those mysterious lead tips), 250 feet of 5/16" Hi-Test chain and proper powersetting. In a 40 knot gale a few weeks ago, we held fast upwind while others, anchored downwind from us, spent the night fending off their stern ends from downwind vessels.
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat