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Old 09-23-2003
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At anchor in heavy weather

I''ve read where some evidence exists that a mixture of rope and chain will provide better holding than with all chain in gale conditions. Supposedly the reason is that the elasticity of rope prevents snatch loads being supplied to the the anchor. I''m curious as to how many of you cruisers out there would agree with this analogy?
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