Re: Let's talk about anchors some more
if you are truly in 15' of water, and 40' behind the anchor, that puts your triangle hypotenuse at about 43', so 43/15 is just under 3-1. With 7-1 you would have out at least 105' of rode/chain. or that would be what most would call 7-1 with 15' of water depth. If you have very light winds, a LONG heavy chain, you may be able to be at that 40 or so feet behind the anchor and still be in the 5-1 range......not sure you are at 7-1 unless you have all chain, and heavy chain at that!
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