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Without more information, like what kind of chain it is, what diameter rope it is, it is hard to say whether it is sufficient for your boat.
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Originally Posted by sailjunkie View Post
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.
For the PNW, this is really a bit on the short side, regardless of any other considerations. I'd also think that the anchor is a bit undersized as well.

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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.
This is a curious statement, since a 14 lb. Danforth, is just that...14 lbs. That is a fairly light and insubstantial anchor only worthy as a lunch hook on most boats. The Delta 22 is a far more substantial anchor than what you're "used" to.

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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!
If I were you, I would get a next gen anchor in the 30+ lb. range—either a Rocna 15 or a Manson Supreme 35. Add a 3/8" Crosby load-rated bow anchor shackle, 30' or preferably 60' of 5/16" G43 high-test chain, and at least 250' of 5/8" megaplait nylon...and you'll have a pretty decent anchor rode.

280' of anchor rode will allow you to anchor in 30' of water at 7:1 scope rather easily. A bit longer nylon rope might be a good choice, given the average depths of the anchorages out where you are. Going up to 350' or so of rope would give you 380-400' of rode, which would allow you to anchor in 40' of water at 8:1 fairly easily.
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