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Re: 26 feet long and at 4 tons
Depending on where your sailing grounds are "northeast England", Hull to Berwick on Tweed with a tidal range of at least 6m (20ft) and some inlets that drain to a mud bottom and very few rocky bottoms you could probably get away with 5 or 10 ft of chain and about 200ft of rope rode. Ask what most boaters use in your area.
More rocky bottoms north of Firth of Forth and different strategy, also smarter to use a harbour.
Anchoring off shore in the northsea is just not going to happen so plan for the inlets and estuaries.
North of Berwick, or Holy Island will be more rock and sand bottoms, still a few mud inlets, but more than likely rocky/weed bottom at low tide, if not in a harbour and tied to a wall.
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