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post #3 of Old 09-24-2011
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A hefty bow cleat (and chocks) are probably enough to keep you attached to the anchor rode. Bruce anchors would seem like overkill to me for a Folkboat, but it depends a bit on where you're anchoring and what the bottom is like. They are difficult to stow unless you have the rollers that Dan suggests. Danforths are easier to handle and can often be lighter than other types for equivalent holding power. We set ours with about 20' of chain spliced to a nylon rode. We're usually anchoring in sand or mud, in about 20-30' of water.
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