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thanks for the info

sounds good to tell you the truth. i have a 30ft. boat and two 60lb anchors i believe would be plenty. it will be on a swift moving creek, how should i set the anchors??? i was thinking perpendicular to the current so the load is always on 2. is this correct or should i put them at 180 degrees parallel to the current? what kind of scope did you use??? i worry about another boat dropping anchor nearby and fouling my set up....
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I use (3) 21# Deltas' 120 degrees apart for my Cape Dory 25 in a 15' deep tidal river with a 3 knot current. This easily held in a 48 knot noreaster.
From the anchors, 50' of 3/8" chain to a ring, then a swivel, 15' of chain
through a buoy, another swivel, then (2) pendants to the p&s chocks, then
to a single cleat.
After the blow the 3/8" rope pendants melted almost in half! at the chocks.
That was the blow that saw many anchored, moored, and slip'd boats ruined. Mine came out fine.

Dick
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