Join Date: Dec 2011
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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more
Let's just say, I have brand new, high quality, Ht, 1/4 chain. never been used, then I ride out the above conditions, how many times can I put that little chain through those conditions. I neeed chain that can handle that over and over, tug after tug. I anchor 700 day's in a row. When is my 1/4 old, or fatigued, a lot sooner than my 1/2 or bigger. When you dive in extreme conditions and watch the anchor and chain, that 1/4 is pulled tight and really pulling on the anchor. the weight of my 5/8 is doing all the work. Are the mantus people suggesting I change the 1/4 chain yearly, or every 2. I've had the same 5/8 chain for 5 years and it's looking good for several more. If they told me I should use 3/8, I might not spend the money on their fancy light anchor.
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