Originally Posted by rayncyn51
BTW: 30' production coastal cruiser, Chesapeake Bay, Bruce style anchor, mostly doublehanded.
Thank you in advance for any information that you can give me.
I'll let other folks offer advice on the trip line mechanics, but I did want to mention that I've never found a trip line necessary nor desirable anywhere on the Chesapeake. Your bruce anchor should hold well, and should release easily from the mud once you get the rode more-or-less vertical.
That's not to say you won't ever need to know how to use a trip line, but I don't think you'll have much use for it on the Chesapeake. And if you end up in a crowded or busy anchorage, it would be a real liability.