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post #6 of Old 03-31-2006
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the last chain link should remain horizontal !

[quote=administrator]I am having a disagreement with a friend of mine who insists that the standard scope to use for anchoring is 7:1

Forgive me if I have this wrong, but I learned many years ago and have always used 6:1


In fact it will depend on the water height (the wind force and some other factors too.. )
- The principle would be to have at least the last link of the chain horizontal on the sea bottom (which means also the shank of the anchor horizontal too)

There is a very interesting Web page:
where you can use an small Excell software to compute all these parameters and know, following the different conditions, which scope you should use to keep this last chain link horizontal..

Usually, I never use less that a 5:1 scope..

Safe anchoring


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