SailNet Community - View Single Post - Anchoring Scope
Thread: Anchoring Scope
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 03-31-2006
Seņor Member
TrueBlue's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,858
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 15
It is my belief there are too many variables to use a "standard scope" for anchor rode, but I do remember 7:1 as Chapman's recommendation. We have a 35# CRQ with 300 ft of chain and since most of Narragansett Bay is quite deep, we frequently anchor in 40 to 50 ft of water, even a bit deeper at times.

In most situations, I let out 200-250 ft in 40-50 ft, with a 5:1 scope. This seems more than adequate, especially compared to 280-350 ft using a 7:1 scope.


True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
TrueBlue is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome