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Re: Advise on Weight & Type of Anchor for Islander 37


So, I'm Really Serious.

I have found several (used) anchors for sale, and some of them are larger ones. Daily use, I can handle a 44/ 60 lb. anchor. I'd use the hvy. weight anchor (70/ 100 lb.) as my back up (storm) anchor. Reading here, important to buy Rocna or Manson or ???? anchor to hold the boat (for real). So, pay more for a good anchor that really holds.

I Need 37 ft. of 5/16 or 3/8 high grade chain and 3/4 in. nylon (11K rated), say 150 ft. with 38 ft. of chain attached. I will double this amount with a 2nd rig for HD storm anchor. I should be able to withstand a storm this way, need to play out 144 / 150 ft of rode to allow for sea surge, etc. .

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