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Re: My Brain is Anchored
First you are comparing the breaking strength of the line with the working load of the chain. 1/4" G40 has a breaking strength of 7750 lbs.
I am in the same situation as you but with a lighter boat - 27'CS, design weight 6100. Currently I have a 25 lb CQR and want to upgrade. I was thinking Rocna 33lb but that has changed to Manson Supreme 35lb for obvious reasons.
I think the chain length is about right - I will go with 30' to 40'. I do not have a winch and will not have one. I think a 35 lb anchor and 30 to 40' of chain @ 3/4 of a pound a foot is about max without a windlass.
I believe there is no substitute for anchor weight. The chain is there mainly for chafe protection.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour