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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more
AMEN BROTHER! CAN I GET A WITNESS?! I'm serious, I was given a hard time early on in this thread about 1/4 inch chain. It may very well have the working load. ( and by the way, I was reminding an old friend of my Coast Guard chain expeirience, and he reminded me that it was 1/4 inch stainless, if that makes more sense to the nay sayers) Either way, I bent it.
Your chain should be as heavy and long as you can handle. A boat length of 5/8 is a sh!t ton better than the same length of 1/4 every which way you look at it. It's about lifting the weight of the chain before you put any load on what ever anchor in what ever bottom type.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Last edited by Capt.aaron; 08-06-2012 at 08:12 PM.