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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more

Hard to take a picture of something that happened 15 years ago. This was chain the coast guard had taken from one of their tenders to get me to shut up and it was 1/4''. I did sail around on it while it was hung on something substantial down there, I don't know how much strain and tourque my boat created under sail that day, but I know it was enough to seperate the 1/4 chain the coast guard uses for their harbour patrol boat. Forces created in a lab are controlled, forces we create out on the sea can have any number of variables. BIG = GOOD, DINKY = not good enough. That adds up. Guess i'll have to go out and buy some little chain, hang it up on something and sail around on it till it breaks and take a picture.

" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"

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