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|12-04-2010 11:09 AM|
I would anchor at 80 -145 several times a day all summer long on Lake Geneva WI. I drove the flagship for LGYC to officiate the scow and various races. It had 300 ft of chain with a hydraulic windless. but I did have to pull up all of the anchors for the marks by hand. 10 or fifteen pound mushrooms. I now have forever Popeye forearms after 6 or 7 summers!
|12-04-2010 10:20 AM|
|souljour2000||.good info on anchor chain...there are probably alot of opinions on this subject but I got us off on a tangent with my anchor chain question I'm afraid ..back to the depth thing but I will be adding more chain...|
|12-04-2010 08:48 AM|
Originally Posted by newhaul View Post
|12-04-2010 12:50 AM|
|newhaul||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.|
|12-04-2010 12:26 AM|
Originally Posted by souljour2000 View Post
Our boat is a 46' Peterson.
If you have 1/4' chain on a 24'er, I dont think you need an anchor , except to keep the chain in place!
|12-03-2010 10:07 PM|
Originally Posted by St Anna View Post
|12-03-2010 07:11 PM|
|St Anna||I carry a lot of chain. The talk is that cruisers seem to be carrrying a lot less nowadays - about 35m. Whats the consensus among the cruisers out there.|
|12-03-2010 07:05 PM|
|scottbr||85 ft. just off an island that has a sand shelf that goes from 85 ft. to 5 ft. in less than 200 ft. Wind was onshore ( East which is unsusual ) Had 50 ft. chain and 250 ft. line which was fine since I have a Rocna|
|12-03-2010 12:03 PM|
Originally Posted by oceanscapt View Post
|12-02-2010 08:28 PM|
150 feet off Dominica. Why the shallower bits are filled with moorings.
I carry 200 feet of chain and 200 feet of rope rode ready to go so let it all out and was glad I have an electric winch.
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