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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more
BIG = GOOD, BIGGER = BETTER. That's my point. I'd rather ride on my Chain weight before I pull on the anchor. Alway's have and alway's will. the laws of corrosion dictate that the 1/4 chain will deteriate in strentgh expenentially each year there fore need replacing fairly often. If your comfy leaving the boat on the hook with that little chain then good, I would'nt leave my smaller boat on chain that small for an afternoon. 3/8 is the min. for a boat my size.
Chain will deteriorate linearly as a function of surface area, not exponentially. It seems to me that you should get a better scientific understanding of the value of anchor weight and geometric holding vice chain weight.
It also seems to me that you are more interested in being right than in understanding.
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