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12-04-2010 12:09 PM
eckcn17 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!
Chris
12-04-2010 11:20 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 09:48 AM
jackdale
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Originally Posted by newhaul View Post
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.
12-04-2010 01:50 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 01:26 AM
St Anna
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St Anna..I am curious what diameter chain you carry..I would like to carry more than the 15 feet of 1/4 inch I carry for my 24-footer .
We have vastly different scenarios. I have 80m of 10mm tested chain on a 60lb Plough and the backup/spare is 68m of 10mm also with a 60lb plough.

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 11:07 PM
souljour2000
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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.
St Anna..I am curious what diameter chain you carry..I would like to carry more than the 15 feet of 1/4 inch I carry for my 24-footer .
12-03-2010 08:11 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 08:05 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 01:03 PM
Bene505
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230' and I had to SCUBA dive the anchor to get it unstuck - neither tactic I recommend for anyone.
I didn't know one could SCUBA that deep. What was it like? Did you have to decompress on the way up? At that depth, even with only a few minutes on the bottom, you probably had to.

Regards,
Brad
12-02-2010 09:28 PM
TQA 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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