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Stern anchor suggestions

Currently I have a 35 lb CQR (16'' of 3/8" chain + 250'' of 3/4" rode) and a 45 lb CQR (50'' of 3/8" chain + 250 3/4" rode) in rollers on a 20K displacement boat.

I also have a 35 lb Danforth I want to use as a stern anchor. Right now I''ve just got it hung on the stern pulpit (no chain/rode).

Initially I thought I''d stick with 20'' of the 3/8" chain (to fit my windless) plus about 150'' of 5/8" rode.

Then I realized I''ll probably be hauling it in by hand 99% of the time anyway and so overall weight of anchor+chain becomes a consideration.

If you were weak & lazy like me, what length & size of chain/rode for the Danforth would you use to maximize holding while minimizing overall weight?
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