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if 1/4 chain is over kill then i really over do it i use a 13 lb danforth deep set and 27 ft of 3/8" chain and 150 ft 1/2" rode the deepest was 35 ft. the chain was free. Ive always been told the min chain is the length of your vessel.
I would recommend 2 times boat length for chain with an appropriate anchor. I am not a fan of Danforths, but that is more a function of where I sail.
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