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In Frisco bay, ten feet of 3/8th chain, and the rest half inch nylon is all you need, on the 35 lb CQR.
1/4 chain is definitely to small.
I'd build another delta, as one 35 pounder can be lost, leaving you with nothing useful.
On my 31 footer I use a 55 lb delta, a 35 lb delta, a 40 lb Danforth, and a couple of 30 lb Danforths with 550 feet of half inch braided nylon, 160 feet of 3/4 dacron braid, 200 ft of 1/4 inch 7x19 wire rope, 15 feet of 3/8th chain, and some shorter lengths of chain.I only use the wire rope in the tropics, coral latitudes.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"