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New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Sounds like it should work, but would having more than one angel be more trouble than it was worth? Cement is also not actually that dense, so the weights might end up taking a lot of space; a single solid lead angel the size of an antifreeze bottle might weigh 15kg- and have the same effect on the line''s catenary as three or four cement-filled bottles. Being designed for it''s purpose, a metal angel might also be easier to handle on a pitching foredeck. Interesting idea though -- lead is pretty pricey!
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