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Old 03-15-2010
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Anchor Rode Length

Today, we finally got a chance to examine our anchor and rode, for our recently purchased Mirage 29'. The anchor is a 22lb. CQR-style, with about 37' of chain. There is just under 200' of rode.

To me, that doesn't seem like very rode. For almost 14 years, we belonged to a sailing co-op that operated C27's. We used 14lb Danforths (you knew they were real--they were heavy and VERY rusted! and about 275' rode and 25' of chain. Perhaps that's why I'm scratching my head.

I'm just wondering what some of the wiser "heads" on this forum think of that chain/rode combination? We are looking at buying a second anchor and rode, then using this as backup.

Thx in advance!
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