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For west coast sailing:
At 2 boat lengths of chain and total of 300 feet of rode.
Think Montague Harbour in a blow, it is about 40 feet deep. This will give a bare 7:1.
If you had a windlass and a heavier boat, I would recommend 200 feet of chain, but that is not feasible.
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