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Anchor Rode and Scope for Marker Buoy

Hey all,

Does anyone know what the recomended scope is for the rode on a smaller PVC marker bouy?

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Re: Anchor Rode and Scope for Marker Buoy

When I have install anchor buoy chains etc in the past, usually about 1.5-1 ratio. This should be enough to cover the highest tide if any water, along with added wave height, and a minimum safe factor to the buoy is not pulling the anchor system up and moving it.

As reality is, you do not want an anchor buoy, or marker buoy to move much, where as a normal 5 or 7-1 ratio as used for boat anchoring, will make the anchored item move in a pretty big arc! You also want to rely on a bit more weight than one might when anchoring a boat with a larger ratio of rode etc too.

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Re: Anchor Rode and Scope for Marker Buoy

The scope will depend to the type of anchor. If you use weight or 2 or three anchors equally angelled and a rode from the center you will not need any scope except for tides and waves. Otherwise use the scope you use when anchoring.
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Re: Anchor Rode and Scope for Marker Buoy

it is best to add some chain on the bouy end if not using all chain. this helps keep the bouy it self lighter and the chain keeps the bouy more upright in high winds. the chain also help keep the bouy line from getting caught on someones keel or rudder. with the chain between the bouy and the rode you can have more scope if needed.
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