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But what is your boat worth....
Let's keep one thing in mind. It is your anchor and chain that keep your boat safe; for liveaboard cruisers it's their home.
We've spent the last three years cruising the Alaska/BC coast, exclusively using a 45 lb Manson Supreme attached to 200' of 5/16" chain. We've sat out 40 kt storms for a week, anchored in less than ideal conditions, anchored in way sub-par conditions, but our Supreme has never - I repeat NEVER, let us down.
When we purchased the Manson Supreme 5 years ago, we paid a premium price but it was worth it.
I remember a couple years ago, someone (I can't remember who) had an Anchor Showdown. (This was after we bought the Supreme). I remember reading that the Supreme was set at a 5:1 scope and then the chain was drawn in to leave only a 3:1 scope. The Supreme performed almost as good at 3:1 as it did at 5:1.
I'd rather give up a few bottles of (insert your favorite beverage here) in order to spend the money on something that will let me sleep well.
The Mad Dogs
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