IIRC, the Fortress and Danforths don't necessarily work well with all-chain or a lot of chain, especially in a soft bottom. IIRC, Fortress recommends a rode with 6-10' of chain, rather than all chain. From the Fortress website
Use three-strand nylon rope, 6-12 ft (2-4 m) of chain and a minimum of 5:1 scope. Also, a minimum of 6 ft (2 m) of chain should be used for every 25 ft (8 m) of water depth. For storm conditions use an anchor one or two sizes larger.
Not many people I know anchor in water much deeper than 25'... IIRC, the anchor will have trouble setting properly with too much chain.
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