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post #89 of Old 07-30-2012
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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more

Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
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.
The Dashews who know a thing or two about anchoring use 3/8 chain ( G7) chain on their 83 foot FPB. This is with a displacement of 86,000 lb.

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