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New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

I had a thought on increasing holding power of ground tackle.It''s a modification to the age old technique of attaching a weight to the chain ahead of the anchor. If a person were to fill plastic antifreeze bottles with cement, and then attach them individually to the chain ahead of the anchor instead of one large, humongeous weight, the advantages in handling them are evident. Also, the antifreeze bottles being somewhat flat would store easily in the bilge . The plastic would preclude damage from the cement to hull. They could be attached to the rode by tying them with suitable cord attached to the handles.The other end of the cord would be attached to buoys on the surface. Pull the buoy to untie the knot, then pull the cord to raise the weight. Probably each weight, and I''m guessing, would weigh 10 - 15 pounds if the bottle were filled to the top. The bottle would not need to be completely filled with cement however. Any ideas on this from you folks ?
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