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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more

Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
.....Chapmans say's 5 to 1. I put out 10 to 1. 10 feet of water = 100 feet of chain........
Not that it matters much when you put out 10 to 1, but the chain doesn't know how deep the water actually is. The geometry is based on the distance from the top of your bow roller to the ocean floor. This can make a big difference if one is doing the ordinary 5 to 1 for chain or 7 to 1 for rode, math in shallow water and your bow roller is 3, 4 or even 5 feet above the water.

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