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Originally Posted by Pamlicotraveler View Post
It is pretty difficult to know what rode someone has used unless you are in a position to ask them. I would assume 10-1, or at least allow for it. In NC waters it is shallow enough not to usually be an issue, but if you are in 30 feet of water it can be.
Asking is generally a good idea, but you can't always do that. However, I wouldn't automatically assume a 10:1 scope, especially if they're anchored with an all-chain rode, which usually requires far less scope. If they're on a rope rode, then assuming 10:1 is probably wise, but from what I've seen, most people don't use that much scope under normal conditions.

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