I use a 15lb bruce knock off w/20' of 5/16 ht chain and "not sure how many ft of 1/2" three braid rode. 28' boat at 8k loaded. Never had any troubles hitting and holding with this set-up even in 35 knot winds in Great salt Pond, BI. And my boat swings like a $3 --, you get the point. IMHO you can't beat a bruce lb for lb.