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Old 06-17-2010
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The advantage is that you are lifting the chain up in the air and not dragging it across your deck. and when you slack off on the tackle you are laying the chain on the deck and not dragging it.
Securing the tackle about where your lower shrouds are at if you have radar and other items on the mast. and if the mast clear, to the height of where you feel comfortable in hoisting that much weight. Plus use chaffing gear to protect your deck, hatches and vents. Thats why I said old sail or sailbags.

Some people & ships do use anchor buoys to mark where their anchors are at. that buoy pendant is about one or two fathoms longer than the depth of the water at the highest of tides while you are there. The pendant could be strong enough to lift the lighter yacht anchors... but not the heavier ship's anchors.
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Last edited by Boasun; 06-17-2010 at 02:15 PM.
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