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Old 10-18-2009
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Check our Earl Hinz's book The Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring. It's the most complete book on the subject that I know of and will answer your questions. The only area where I had to find other info was my anchoring cleats (I don't use a windlass). I found that I needed to look at the bolts holding it down and thier shear streingth compared to the load. It turns out that SS bolts are a lot weaker in shear than you might think. I ended up putting in more/larger bolts with a big backing plate.
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