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Pratical depth limits when setting anchor

So for my boat with what is currently on board (1 Bruce, 2 Danforths, and about 150' of rode), to hit the suggested scope of 7:1, I need 100' for every 10' of bottom depth.

This is in a lake and the Admiral loves to fish for Catfish that run deep. Typically she likes to fish in 30-40' of water. Considering I don't have a windlass is it practical to think I'm going to retrieve a 20kg anchor at the end of 300' of rode by brute strength ?

The bottoms here are mostly a mix of silt, rock, & tree stumps. Any suggestions or experience in anchoring deep would be appreciated because we all know that if the Admiral isn't happy.....


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