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Old 02-07-2013
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Re: Anchor Chain Size/Lenghth Suggestions (again)

nolesailor. If my anchor comes up easy that is when I am concerned. I have used the Bruce type , Rocna and Manson. I am the windlass and no spring chicken. I haul in until I am directly above the anchor and if she will not pull out by hand I cleat the chain to the sampson post and slowly/gently motor forward. The bow drops and then the anchor comes out and you can feel and see the boat move. Never failed in hundreds of attempts but you just have to do it slowly. Dan S/V Marian Claire
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