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Old 04-11-2011
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It is not the number of anchors but more the type of ground tackle you have for your cruising area. If you anchor on mud bottoms then you need an anchor that will perform well there. Different anchors may be needed because your bottoms vary. Also, size does matter.

I would suggest you list the following: type and size of anchor, type/size/length chain, type/size/length of rope rode.

There are plenty of folks here and some are sure to be in your cruising area that can help to know which works best.

I presently have 3 anchors on board(coastal Maine)

45lb Manson supreme, 100ft of 5/16 chain, 300ft. 3 strand nylon
44lb original Bruce, 100ft 5/16 chain, 275ft. 3 strand nylon
15lb Danforth for kedging, 8ft. 5/16 chain, 200ft. 1/2" braided rode
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Last edited by Tim R.; 04-11-2011 at 03:33 PM.
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