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post #3 of Old 09-23-2003
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At anchor in heavy weather

The problem with all chain is that when it goes bar-tight in a real blow, the next wave under your bow is supposed to unbury your anchor, and then it starts to get interesting. Adding a nylon "snubber" section of line is supposed to supplement the chain''s catenary cushioning effect. Making sure you get nylon heavy enough to hold up but stretchy enough to leave the anchor set is what separates the guys who keep sailing from the ones who don''t.
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