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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
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Rep Power: 10
We have approx 130' of chain and another 200' of rope. Have only needed to use more than the chain on one occasion and that was more for security than necessity. Generally speaking she lies quite happily at 3:1 scope using a 35lb CQR, if it pipes up increase to 5:1 as needed but it rarely is. Seven tonne displacement, 34' steel hull.
PB had 30' of chain only with a Danforth and it always gave me grief.
I like the chain myself. Only drawback is the rumble and the weight when retrieving but this is easily solved with a snubber and a windlass.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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