I'd rather be sailing
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
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Not matching anchor to tackle...?
We're looking at picking up a Rocna 25. We currently have 5/16" chain and Rocna recommends 3/8" chain for this size anchor. I have a significant amount of other stuff I have to buy in prep for leaving, and I really don't want the expense (or weight) of 3/8" chain. Our boat is 40' and weighs about 27,000lbs. We use a manual windlass, and 3/8" would get pretty nasty to pull up on top of a 55lb anchor plus mud and silt. What are the REAL LIFE (not theoretical) repercussions of sticking with 5/16" chain?
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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