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Bahamas / Caribbean: Is chain required?
Bahamas anchoring: Since there are knowledgeable sailors replying, I hope to get to there in about two years, but am modifying my anchor locker this winter (deeper, much stronger, bigger cleats with backing plates, anchor platform, possibly a vertical rope/chain windlass) and want to know if nylon rode will survive or if I must have chain in the Bahamas, Abacos and Caribbean.
Also, carrying a 25 Bruce, 25 CQR, 22 Spade. Are these the right choices for sand and coral heads for a 28' sailboat / 7200 displacement that sails on the mooring?
Have four good rodes totalling 600 ft, and would prefer to avoid both the cost and weight of chain, but will listen to those who have gone before me...