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Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests
There was a long thread elsewhere. The area is known for layers of oyster shell and soft mud and is extremely variable.
My only take away is that when you are anchoring over a layered bottom with shells, there's no telling what you've got, even after you back down (you will feel a 500# set, but perhaps that is ALL you've got). I think it might be over-examining the data to say much about winners and losers.
Bigger is better and shock absorption helps, but moving is the only safe bet... if there is anything better nearby.
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