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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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