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Old 08-12-2012
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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more

People do seem very paranoid about anchor weight. OK it's at the bow, but going oversized by a couple of steps is only 30LB or so for the average boat. This sort of weight difference makes very little difference to a crusing monohull.

If someone posts a thread about carrying a couple of extra jerry cans of spare fuel for example there's no mention of weight problems, but mention a larger primary anchor, or a couple of spare anchors and often someone will comment on the detrimental effects of the weight.
Weight in the ground tackle is always worthwhile for any crusing boat.
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