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post #20 of Old 08-05-2007
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15' of chain ? No wonder you need to use 10:1 scope. For normal coastal , harbour stuff we use 35 metres of chain. While I'm prepared to let it all out plus the line if necessary we sit more than happily to 3:1 . That's in conditions from 'mill pond' up to 'who was the idiot who chose this anchorage'. Beyond that we have needed 5:1 on a couple of occasions.

Previous boat had less chain and more line and we did drag on a few occasions. With Raven we have never dragged, even in conditions when others were being dragged all over the shop.

(PB set a Danforth. ptooey. Now CQR and more than happy.)

Unless it's to reduce weight I cannot understand why you would use only 15' of chain when it's the chain that does most of the work.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

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